Building the next-generation energy workforce

At PG&E we believe in the power that education has in strengthening a community. To give our next generation of Californians more opportunities to learn and succeed in higher education, we’re awarding scholarships to help further the studies of local students interested in being a part of California’s clean energy future.


Understanding the Better Together STEM Scholarship program

PG&E is offering Better Together STEM Scholarships of $5,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, to students pursuing science, technology or engineering studies in California schools.

In selecting scholarship recipients, we consider:

  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • School or community leadership
  • Financial need

PG&E is committed to advancing student careers with hands-on opportunities in the energy industry through our University Programs.

The deadline to apply for a Better Together STEM Scholarship is April 7, 2017.


Apply now

Application criteria

  • Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a postsecondary undergraduate student; veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply
  • Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application
  • Express an interest in energy and a demonstrated aptitude in STEM
  • Plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors:
    • Engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial, environmental)
    • Computer Science/Information Systems
    • Cyber Security
    • Environmental Sciences
  • Plan to enroll at one of PG&E’s 17 partner universities in California
    • California Polytechnic State University
    • CSU Chico
    • CSU East Bay
    • CSU Fresno
    • CSU Sacramento
    • San Jose State University
    • San Francisco State University
    • Stanford University
    • UC Berkeley
    • UC Davis
    • UC Irvine
    • UC Los Angeles
    • UC Merced
    • UC Riverside
    • UC San Diego
    • UC Santa Barbara
    • UC Santa Cruz

Share this opportunity

Download the PDF for PG&E's Better Together Giving Program - STEM Scholarships:

English (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Español (PDF, 320 KB)


Ask questions

Apply: www.scholarsapply.org/pge

Email: pge@scholarshipamerica.org

Call: 507-931-1682


Our commitment to education and workforce development

PG&E has a long history of supporting local educational initiatives, providing more than $75 million over the last decade. Since 2012, our Better Together STEM Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3 million to accomplished students based on a combined demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement.


In addition to the Better Together STEM Scholarship Program, our 10 employee resource groups (ERGs) voluntarily raise funds for scholarships to help offset the cost of higher education. Since 1989, more than $4 million in ERG scholarships have been received by thousands of recipients.


We have many programs for students, graduates and MBAs to explore our company and the opportunities we offer. When you join PG&E for a summer or for your career, you have the chance to make a difference for over 15 million Californians every day. You also become an important part of the community, as you learn to live our values and embrace our mission to serve. We’ve embarked on building a new California, one with reliable, efficient and sustainable energy.