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PG&E To Offer More Than 200 College Scholarships Totaling Nearly $700,000

Release Date: December 01, 2017
Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that scholarship applications are now being accepted for college-bound high schoolers as well as current college and continuing students living in Northern and Central California. More than 200 awards totaling nearly $700,000 are being made available through PG&E Scholarships, which includes the Better Together STEM Scholarship and employee resource group (ERG) scholarship programs

PG&E Scholarships information, including criteria and applications, is available on PG&E’s website. To be considered for a scholarship, all applications must be submitted by Feb. 5, 2018.

"Many PG&E Scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college. These scholarships will help the leaders and innovators of tomorrow achieve their education and career goals. We’re proud to invest in these promising students and to help build a better California," said Dinyar Mistry, PG&E senior vice president, human resources and chief diversity officer.

PG&E Scholarships are awarded annually to help offset the cost of higher education. Better Together STEM Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time scholarship of $10,000 to assist in their pursuit of higher education in engineering, computer science, cybersecurity or environmental sciences. ERG scholarship beneficiaries will receive awards from $1,000 to $10,000 for exemplary scholastic achievement and community leadership.

Since 2012, PG&E’s Better Together STEM Scholarship Program has given nearly $3.6 million to accomplished students based on a combined demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement.

PG&E’s Better Together STEM Scholarship Program is part of the Better Together Giving Program, which further demonstrates the company’s commitment to building a better future together. PG&E works closely with local community organizations to help create a strong, resilient and sustainable California. Community investments are funded entirely by the company’s shareholders.

Since 1989, PG&E’s 10 ERGs—each representing the company’s diverse 20,000-plus workforce—has awarded more than $4.5 million in scholarships to thousands of recipients. The funds are raised organically through employee donations, fundraising events and Campaign for the Community, the company’s employee giving program.

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

PG&E’s 10 ERGs include:

  • Access Network (individuals with disabilities)
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Latino
  • Legacy (tenured employees)
  • NuEnergy (new employees)
  • PrideNetwork (LGBT employees)
  • Samahan (Filipino)
  • Veterans
  • Women’s Network

 

In addition to the PG&E Scholarships, the Pacific Service Employees Association (PSEA), a non-profit mutual benefit organization serving PG&E employees and retirees, also provides scholarships for dependents of company employees.

About PG&E
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.

 

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