New Fortress Energy awarded important scholarships to four engineering students of the Polytechnic University to continue their studies. Students Bryan A. González Nieves, Gustavo J. Albelo Rivera, Josué E. Ortíz Acevedo and Angelica C. Soto Pomales will each be recipients of a $5,000 scholarship for their academic expenses.
Students were chosen to meet a series of criteria, among which were: academic index of 3.0 or more, demonstrate financial need, demonstrate participation in community and leadership activities. In addition, to opt for such financial assistance, they had to be students of electrical, mechanical or civil engineering at the undergraduate level.
New Fortress Energy’s primary mission is to provide access to cleaner, more affordable energy. However, the company is also committed to strengthening the communities in which they operate through educational enrichment and entrepreneurial support. In addition to the four scholarships awarded to Polytechnic University Students, New Fortress Energy has also partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico to hold a back-to-school fair for over 350 students as well as pilot a bi-weekly, afterschool robotics and technology lab. To date, New Fortress Energy has granted 51 university scholarships in Jamaica and Puerto Rico and has provided financial aid to over 1,700 children to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and behaviors they need to succeed.
“We are very proud to partner with such a prestigious institution as the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and to support these talented students. As New Fortress Energy invests in Puerto Rico’s economic future, we are committed to preparing the next generation of engineers and innovators and are excited to do so in partnership with the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.” Said Jake Suski, New Fortress Energy managing director.
“We are very grateful to New Fortress Energy for supporting the engineering students of our university with the necessary help to complete their engineering studies. This is a great example of what private companies can bring to the benefit of the professionals of the future that we need so much for the development of our Island,” said Ernesto Vázquez Barquet, president of the Polytechnic University.