Science and technology students, innovators and entrepreneurs have until 15th February to apply for a scholarship or business grant from the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program. The newly restructured program from hydrogen generation firm Proton OnSite now features a hydrogen contest component and broader entry requirements.

High school seniors, college students and adult innovators compete to receive either a $100,000 college scholarship or $50,000 to develop their idea into a business venture.

Open to US citizens, the program recognizes individuals who have the initiative to meet a real need using hydrogen power. The program asks applicants to find new and creative ways for generating and/or using hydrogen powered by renewable and sustainable energy sources.

Applicants must submit the following by the program’s February 15 deadline:

Program application (online and paper)

Three recommendations

Documentation verifying year of school (for students applying for the college scholarship)

A complete, detailed, hard-copy presentation document (20 pages or less) covering the concept, plan and development process for the idea, explaining how it would solve a real-world problem

A five- to 10-minute minute video presentation of the concept and/or prototype

Finalists are evaluated on the basis of the application’s strength; the promise and presentation of the idea; and their demonstrated leadership, work ethic and community involvement. For more information or to apply, visit