“Proton Energy founded the scholarship program with the goal of inspiring young people interested in science and technology, and to help enable these students to pursue higher education in these fields,” said Tom Sullivan, owner of Proton Energy.
Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) February 3, 2010
Global hydrogen energy leader Proton Energy Systems announced today that the application deadline for the company’s first $100,000 scholarship is just one week away. The company launched the million dollar scholarship program last November and applications for this year are due on February 10th. The Proton Energy Scholarship recognizes and awards high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and promise in the field of science or technology, and who plan to pursue higher education in this field.
The scholarship, which is open to high school seniors across the nation, will award four-year undergraduate scholarship prizes with a total value of up to $100,000 each. Honorable Mentions, Proton Energy Achievers, will be awarded $500 prizes. The scholarship program is supported and funded by Tom Sullivan, owner of Proton Energy and founder of the national chain Lumber Liquidators. Sullivan has committed $1 million to the Hydrogen Education Foundation (HEF), which is administering the scholarship program.
“Proton Energy founded the scholarship program with the goal of inspiring young people with an interest in science and technology, and to help enable these promising students to pursue higher education in these fields,” said Sullivan. “We are excited to be able to offer this program and would like to remind students that the deadline for this year’s $100,000 scholarship is February 10th. To be eligible, we encourage all interested students to submit their applications prior to that date.”
Proton Energy is the world’s leading supplier of onsite hydrogen generators utilizing PEM (proton exchange membrane) technology, which creates high purity hydrogen from de-mineralized water and electricity. The company has been developing and manufacturing world-class electrolysis systems since 1996, with more than 1200 units deployed world-wide, on every continent. Proton Energy has also been involved in more than a dozen hydrogen fueling stations currently in operation around the nation, including an up-and-coming network along the East Coast. Proton’s commitment to innovation has also been recognized with contracts from the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.
Proton Energy Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on academic performance, strength of application, commitment to further education in a science or technology related field, financial need and demonstrated leadership, work ethic and community involvement. Deadline for applications is February 10, 2010. Winners will be announced on April 15, 2010.
For more information on the Proton Energy Scholarship, application guidelines, and to apply, visit http://www.ProtonEnergyScholarship.org .
About Proton Energy Systems
Proton Energy Systems designs and manufactures proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrochemical systems to make hydrogen from water in a zero pollution process producing safe, pure, reliable onsite hydrogen to meet today’s global hydrogen requirements. Proton Energy Systems has been developing and manufacturing world-class electrolysis systems since 1996, with thousands of units deployed world-wide, on every continent. With a reputation for building robust, reliable, and safe systems, federal, state, and commercial partners repeatedly seek the creative solutions that Proton Energy Systems has proven it is capable of delivering. For more information, visit http://www.ProtonEnergy.com .
About the Hydrogen Education Foundation
HEF is the charitable, education-focused arm of the National Hydrogen Association, the largest hydrogen trade association in the world. The HEF currently administers four hallmark programs: the H2 & You outreach program, the Hydrogen Student Design contest, the H-Prize Competition and now the Proton Energy Scholarship Program. http://www.HydrogenEducationFoundation.org.