Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wallingford-based Proton OnSite has announced the latest winners of its scholarship program.

The program is now in its third year and awards three high school seniors $100,000 each to allow them to pursue a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of science or technology. The program has given out nearly $2 million since it started.

This year's winners are:

 - Alan Rozet, Rocky Point, NY who wants to pursue a degree in physics. 
 - Jared Diou-Cass of Manchester, Maine, who is looking to study environmental science and engineering in college.
 - Katherine Stone, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., who will study materials engineering in college.

The finalists for are evaluated on the basis of academic performance, strength of application, financial need, commitment to further education in a science- or technology-related field, demonstrated leadership, work ethic and community involvement, said Tom Sullivan, chairman of Proton OnSite.
“As a country, we need to focus more on science and technology," said Sullivan. “That's why we're rewarding Alan, Jared and Katherine – these remarkable students possess the ability, drive and potential to be our next science and technology leaders.”

Proton OnSite produces equipment that makes hydrogen for vehicles and other purposes. The company also develops nitrogen and air generators.

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