CLEMSON — Hubbell Lighting Inc., a world leader in lighting innovation, and the Hubbell Foundation have pledged $250,000 to Clemson University to establish the Hubbell Foundation Engineering Scholarship Endowment.
A celebration at Clemson this week honored the first five engineering students to receive scholarships as part of the endowment.
Each student receives $2,000, and recipients may be offered internships at the Greenville-based company. The need-based scholarship is reserved for juniors majoring in engineering disciplines in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.
This year’s Hubbell Lighting Scholars are:
- Alexis Fiore of Orlando, Florida, Class of 2017, industrial engineering
- Emily Gullette of Greer, Class of 2017, bioengineering
- Dylan Hastings of Charleston, Class of 2018, computer engineering
- Jennifer Hibberts of Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Class of 2017, biosystems engineering
- Alexander Schreiber, Granville, Ohio, Class of 2018, mechanical engineering
The endowment was established last year. This year’s donation is the second of a five-year commitment.
The endowment is expected to generate a spendable budget within the next four years. In the meantime, Hubbell Lighting Inc. is providing a $10,000 annual gift to fund the scholarships.
The scholars were announced at a luncheon in Clemson’s Madren Conference Center and Inn.
Hubbell Lighting Group President Kevin Poyck, a Clemson electrical engineering alumnus, said the scholarships are aimed at inspiring a future workforce well prepared to pursue careers in the lighting business.
“These scholarships are well deserved,” Poyck said. “They serve as a testament to the hard work and determination that Hubbell Scholars are putting into their education. Students represent the next generation of leaders and innovators, who are critical to the continued growth and success of our industry and nation.”
Anand Gramopadhye, dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, congratulated the scholars and thanked Hubbell Lighting for its support.
“The scholarships underscore the generosity of an Upstate company that creates jobs for South Carolina,” Gramopadhye said. “Thanks to Hubbell Lighting’s support, Clemson is better able to create a highly qualified engineering workforce that is critical to the state and national economy. The talent pipeline between Clemson and industry has been widened.”
About Hubbell Lighting
Hubbell Lighting is elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets. Learn more at hubbelllighting.com and engage with the company online at LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.