Hubbell Lighting Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of industrial and residential lighting fixtures in North America, and the Hubbell Foundation have pledged $250,000 to Clemson University to establish the Hubbell Foundation Engineering Scholarship Endowment.
“The Hubbell Lighting Scholarship will allow us to recruit top and diverse talent into engineering,” said Anand Gramopadhye, dean of Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science. “It will help us in our efforts to provide a highly qualified and talented engineering workforce who can provide innovative solutions to today’s challenging problems. We are thankful to Hubbell Lighting and the Hubbell Foundation for their generosity and investment in Clemson University.”
The endowment will fund need-based scholarships for junior engineering majors, which may be renewed their senior year. The Hubbell Foundation Engineering Scholars also may be offered internships at Hubbell Lighting to gain real experience in a specialized engineering field.
“The future of South Carolina is dependent upon a steady, homegrown workforce,” said Hubbell Lighting Group President Kevin Poyck. “Hubbell Lighting is proud to partner with an institution like Clemson University to inspire a future workforce that will pursue careers in fields related to our business. We have an obligation to do our part to inspire the next generation. The Hubbell Foundation Engineering Scholarship Endowment is a special example of how public and private entities can come together to create lasting solutions and build a talented workforce.”
Hubbell Lighting has committed to provide an additional $10,000 gift annually for five years until the endowment generates a spendable budget so the scholarships can be awarded immediately. This gift will provide for five $2,000 scholarships.
These gifts are part of Clemson University’s $1 billion The Will to Lead capital campaign to support faculty and students with scholarships, professorships, facilities and technology.