We established the NFE emPOWER Puerto Rico scholarship to help aspiring engineers become leaders in technology and energy innovation. The students were chosen based on criteria including academic index of 3.0 or higher, need for financial support, participation in community activities, and proven leadership. In addition, the students had to be pursuing undergraduate degrees in electrical, industrial, mechanical, computer, civil or biomedical engineering.
To date, New Fortress Energy has provided $172,000 in scholarships and financial aid to PUPR students.
“We are very grateful to New Fortress Energy for supporting our university's engineering students with the help they need to complete their undergraduate studies,” said Ernesto Vázquez Martinez, vice president of the Polytechnic University. “This is a great example of what private companies can contribute to the benefit of the professionals of the future that we need so much for the development of our island.”
Being able to partner with such a prestigious institution and invest in such talented students marks a proud moment for us, and we’re thrilled to help support and empower the next generation of engineers and innovators. Here are some of the students’ thoughts on how they’ll use their well-deserved scholarships to build a brighter future for communities throughout Puerto Rico.