READFIELD, Maine — Maranacook Community High School senior Jared Diou-Cass received word Monday that he was one of just three students nationwide to land a $100,000 Proton OnSite Scholarship.
The scholarship goes to students based on academic excellence, financial need and commitment to studying and working in science or technology.
The scholarship was founded by Tom Sullivan, founder of Lumber Liquidators and owner of Proton OnSite, a renewable energy company based in Connecticut.
Diou-Cass tells the Kennebec Journal he plans to attend Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He chose the school because it combines a small-college feel with strong science and engineering programs, which are rare at liberal arts colleges. Diou-Cass said he probably will major in environmental science, biology or chemistry