Each year, through the Bright Minds scholarship program, PG&E awards ten renewable scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to five years and 90 one-time $2,000 scholarships. Over the past two years, PG&E has awarded nearly $2 million in Bright Minds scholarships to high school and current college students and veterans, many of whom will be the first in their family to attend college.
The program has become increasingly competitive, with thousands of applicants each year. In selecting scholarship recipients, PG&E looks for students who:
However, those attributes are not required. To apply, candidates must simply meet all of the following criteria: