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Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Filipino Employees Association Awards $25,500 in College Scholarships

Release Date: September 5, 2008
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

In recognition of demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service, and academic achievement, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Filipino Employees Association (FEA) recently presented 17 college-bound students with $1,500 scholarships.

“We are proud to support and encourage the scholarship winners in their efforts to pursue a higher education,” said Bob Howard, vice president of gas transmission and distribution for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. “Their unique accomplishments demonstrate a determination to succeed that will serve them well in college and beyond.”

The 2008 recipients were chosen from more than 250 applications submitted by college-bound high school seniors throughout PG&E's service area. Each of this year’s selected applicants have displayed a broad range of leadership, commitment to their community and family and demonstrated financial need, all of which magnifies their outstanding scholastic achievements.

This year’s FEA scholarship fund was the largest in more than thirty years. It was raised from employees’ contributions through the Campaign for the Community, fundraising, and from PG&E’s corporate charitable giving.

To encourage participation in the scholarship program, FEA reaches out to school districts throughout PG&E’s service area. Students interested in applying for the FEA Scholarship Program may visit www.pge.com/scholarships, where they can select and submit their application based on their area of interest.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 15 million people in northern and central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com.

The 2008 Pacific Gas and Electric Company FEA Scholarship recipients are:

  • Kathryn Bedard, Columbia University
  • Michael Cruz, Stanford University
  • Bradley Eachus, UC Santa Barbara
  • Turner Jacobs, Chapman University
  • Michael Kagawan, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Peiley Lau, Stanford University
  • Mariel Lerma, UC Davis
  • Amanda Loo, Bryn Mawr College
  • Laura MacCarley, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Camille Martinez, UC Davis
  • Andrew Moncada, UCLA
  • Jasmine Nachtigall, Stanford University
  • Pauline Santos, Stanford University
  • Jonathan Schmidt, University of the Pacific
  • Megan Spencer, Brigham University
  • Katie Veenstra, Modesto Junior College
  • Minnie Wong, UC Berkeley
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