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PG&E offering more than 150 college scholarships

More than 150 awards totaling nearly $500,000 are being made available through PG&E scholarships. A link to apply or learn more is below.

Posted: Jan 2, 2020 2:53 PM
Updated: Jan 2, 2020 2:55 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced that scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high schoolers, as well as current college continuing education students living in northern and central California.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced that scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high schoolers, as well as current college continuing education students living in northern and central California, the utility announced on Thursday.

More than 150 awards totaling nearly $500,000 are being made available through PG&E scholarships, which includes the employee resource group (ERG), engineering network group (ENG) and Better Together STEM scholarship programs, PG&E said.

For those who want to be considered for a scholarship, all applications must be submitted by February 7, 2020.

PG&E scholarships are awarded annually to help offset the cost of higher education.

ERG scholarship winners will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 for exemplary scholastic achievement and community leadership. Better Together STEM Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to $10,000 to assist in their pursuit of higher education in engineering, computer science, cybersecurity or environmental sciences, PG&E said.
Funds for Better Together STEM scholarships come from the PG&E Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting charities that address critical social, educational and environmental challenges in the company’s service area. These scholarships are supported by PG&E shareholders.

More than 5,000 PG&E employees belong to the ERGs and ENGs. Each group helps further the company’s commitment to serving its communities and growing employee engagement.

PG&E’s ERG and ENG scholarships are available through 12 groups:

• Access Network (individuals with disabilities)
• Asian
• Black
• Latino
• Legacy (tenured employees)
• National Society of Black Engineers (STEM career employees)
• NuEnergy (new employees)
• PrideNetwork (LGBT employees)
• Samahan (Filipino)
• Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (STEM career employees)
• Veterans
• Women’s Network

For PG&E scholarship information, including criteria and applications, CLICK HERE.

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