Important Information Please see February 1, 2016 deadline for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) Scholarship program.
As PG&E employees actively engage in the communities in which they work and live, many do so through our various Employee Resource Groups. These groups not only help bring our employees together, but provide an essential bridge of communication to our customers, regardless of culture, age, gender or other defining elements. As part of the support these groups provide to the communities we serve, ERGs offer scholarship opportunities for those pursuing higher education.
While PG&E utilizes a standard Scholarship general application, each ERG reserves the opportunity to award funds to students who have shown commitment to specific communities or causes, each ERG requires an additional supplemental application. Learn more about each group below.
The purpose and objectives of the Access Network Employee Resource Group are to support, advocate for, and celebrate the inclusion of people with disabilities in PG&E's workforce; to provide support to customers and the community with disabilities; and to increase PG&E's awareness and reputation regarding disability issues, accomplishments and challenges.
Access Network Employee Resource Group will be awarding $1,000 to $3,000 scholarships to five or more college-bound high school seniors and continuing students.
Asian Employee Resource Group represents PG&E's collective employee population. They seek to add value and support to PG&E's initiatives while providing an effective forum for members to enhance skills, knowledge and experience. Through organized activities, the group enables members to play a key role within the company and throughout their communities.
Asian Employee Resource Group will award $1,000 - $2,000 scholarships to at least 10 college-bound high school seniors.
The Black Employee Resource Group is an organization dedicated to cultivating, sustaining and maintaining an energized network of professionals in support of African American culture throughout the company by providing a supportive environment for optimal career and professional development, mentoring, and community outreach.
This year, Black Employee Resource Group will award $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships to at least 10 college-bound high school seniors and continuing students.
The Latino Employee Resource Group is an organization of dedicated employees committed to personal development, company success and community well-being. The group operates with a mission to inspire Latinos to achieve their full potential at all levels within the Company and community, thereby enhancing the ability for shared success. The organization's emphasis is on leadership development, quality service, youth achievement and appreciation for cultural diversity.
Latino Employee Resource Group will award $1,000 - $2,000 to approximately 30 college-bound high school seniors and continuing students.
The Legacy Employee Resource Group strives to share the experience, knowledge and perspective brought by employees that have tenure or bring tenure to PG&E. The group supports both the community and company via outreach and mentoring efforts, while providing further education and development opportunities for members.
Legacy Employee Resource Group will award $1,000 to $3,000 in scholarships to up to two or more recipients; college-bound high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students, and continuing students in certificate programs related to supporting Senior communities.
NuEnergy Employee Resource Group serves to engage, inspire, and on-board new employees through social networking, community volunteering, and professional development opportunities.
NuEnergy Employee Resource Group will award $1,000 to $5,000 in scholarships to three to five current continuing college students, not graduating high school seniors.
The Pacific Service Employees Association seeks to provide scholarship opportunities reserved solely to the dependents of Pacific Gas & Electric Company Employees who promote community involvement in the areas where they live.
PSEA will award $1,000 to a number of PG&E employee dependents.
PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group mission is to promote a safe and equal environment for PG&E Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally employees, while contributing to larger company objectives. The group extends its support to the wider community by co-sponsoring scholarships for senior high school students who support LGBT issues and representing PG&E in leadership positions within various community organizations.
2016 Scholarship Application
The PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group's scholarship program will award $6,000 in scholarships to at least five students [note this group uses a separate application form because its application is in partnership with several companies].
(Please note: This scholarship does not require you to fill out the 2016 Scholarship Application above.)
"Samahan", meaning unity or collaboration in Tagalog, promotes social and educational aspects of Filipino-American culture and heritage among its members, but also to the entire employee population of PG&E. Additionally, the group partners with local Filipino-American organizations to extend the Company's relationship to the communities throughout the service territory.
Samahan Employee Resource Group will award $1,000 to $2,000 in scholarships to at least 10 college-bound high school seniors.
Veterans Employee Resource Group shares a vision of excellence through leadership. Part of our mission is to act on behalf of veterans, both within PG&E and the communities we touch.
Veterans Employee Resource Group will award up to $5,000 or more in scholarships to five to ten high school seniors and continuing students.
Women's Network Employee Resource Group mission is to promote, develop, and celebrate the community of women working at PG&E. The Women's Network is active in many non-profit organizations devoted to professional development, environmental stewardship, and women-focused issues.
Women's Netowrk Employee Resource Group will award $1,000 to $3,000 scholarships to at least eight college-bound high school seniors.
Thank you for your interest in the inaugural PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Program.