Liberty Power to Award Scholarship to STEM Student; Applicants Welcome

By Mary Morton, affirmative action officer, Office of the President

June 16, 2014

Liberty Power, the nation’s largest, completely independent retail electric supplier, will award the second annual Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship, a collaboration between Liberty Power and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This alliance provides tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships annually to eligible college students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics education with an interest in seeking careers in the fields of energy or the environment.

"The inaugural year of the Bright Horizons Scholarship was a very rewarding experience for Liberty Power. We are very proud to be able to support a group of humble, hungry and smart students," said David Hernandez, co-founder and CEO of Liberty Power. "We are excited to expand our efforts to support more bright, young minds in their educational pursuits and contributions towards a more sustainable society."

Established in 2013, the Bright Horizons Scholarship was initially awarded to three winners. This year, the scholarship expanded to allow for one additional winner. A total of $20,000 will be awarded in four scholarships valued at $10,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000.

“After unveiling this scholarship program at our 2013 National Convention, the USHCC is proud to join Liberty Power in selecting this year’s winners,” said USHCC President and CEO Javier Palomarez. “I believe providing the next generation with access to a world-class education is imperative. This year’s scholarships will help four deserving students realize their academic dreams – it’s the right thing to do and a sound investment in the future.”

The winners of this year’s Bright Horizons Scholarship will be announced at the USHCC National Convention on Sept. 21-23 in Salt Lake City.

"Through the Bright Horizon's Scholarship, the USHCC and Liberty Power are opening doors of opportunity for our nation’s most gifted students,” said USHCC Chairman of the Board Marc Rodriguez. “The global economy continues to change, but as long as we encourage our youth to pursue a higher education, their futures will remain promising and the United States will continue to prosper as an economic superpower.”

Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited two or four-year university that have an interest in the field of energy or the environment are welcome to apply by July 15. For more information and to apply, go to

About Liberty Power

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Liberty Power is the largest, completely independent, privately-held retail electric supplier in the United States. The company is also the first minority-owned supplier with a national footprint and the largest Hispanic-owned energy company in the United States, according to Hispanic Business. Liberty Power provides large and small businesses, government agencies and residential customers with low-cost electricity and exceptional customer service. For more information, visit

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States that generate $465 billion annually. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The USHCC Foundation is committed to making available to Hispanic entrepreneurs lifelong learning by developing and implementing initiatives and educational campaigns to awaken and nurture their entrepreneurial spirit. The foundation leverages corporate and public support to ensure that existing and aspiring Latino entrepreneurs gain access and achieve success in the world of business. Visit for more information.

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