Build a better California with a PG&E scholarship

At PG&E, we're focused on California's future. PG&E has a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in both Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based majors and other disciplines.


Close to 150 scholarships were made available last year. These STEM-focused or Employee Resource Group and Engineering Network Group-sponsored scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Eligibility guidelines


Applicants for ALL of the scholarships listed below must:


  • Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be an undergraduate or postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply
  • Have a primary residence that is a PG&E customer in California at the time of application
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in the Fall. Better Together scholarship applicants must attend an accredited college or university in California

Scholarships: note specific eligibility considerations

PG&E Employee Resource Group and Engineering Network Group Scholarships


Each of the scholarships below are supported in part by PG&E and through fundraising and contributions made by members of these employee groups and fellow employees. These groups bring our communities together by promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion and helping create a bridge to connect with our customers.


Access Network Employee Resource Group: $1,000-$3,000 scholarships (college-bound high school seniors and continuing undergraduate college students)


This employee group supports the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the PG&E workforce and supports customers and community members who have disabilities. All majors eligible; encouragement given to medical, psychology or physical therapy emphasis.


Asian Employee Resource Group: $2,000-$3,000 scholarships (college-bound high school seniors only)


This employee group provides an effective forum for members to enhance skills, knowledge and experience. All majors eligible; encouragement given to engineering, IT, business, environmental or energy-related emphasis.


Black Employee Resource Group: $1,000-$5,000 scholarships (college-bound high school seniors and continuing undergraduate college students)


This employee group is dedicated to cultivating and maintaining an energized network of professionals in support of African American culture focusing on career and professional development, mentoring and community outreach. All majors eligible; encouragement given to STEM, business, environmental or energy-related emphasis.


Latino Employee Resource Group: $1,000-$2,000 scholarships (college-bound high school seniors and continuing undergraduate college students)


This employee group's mission to inspire Latinos to achieve their full potential at all levels within PG&E and the community, emphasizing leadership development, quality service, youth achievement and appreciation for cultural diversity. All majors eligible; none required.


Legacy Employee Resource Group: $1,000-$3,000 scholarships (college-bound high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate college students, and continuing students in certificate programs related to supporting Senior communities)


This group strives to share the experience, knowledge and perspective of employees who have tenure or bring tenure to PG&E. All majors eligible; encouragement given to continuing students in certificate programs related to supporting senior communities.


National Society of Black Engineers: $1,000 - $3,000 (college-bound high school seniors and continuing undergraduate college students)


This engineering network group promotes STEM awareness to diverse collegiate and pre-collegiate students in the PG&E service territory. All Majors eligible; encouragement given to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors.


NuEnergy Employee Resource Group: $1,000-$5,000 scholarships (for continuing undergraduate college students only; high school seniors not eligible)


This group is for new PG&E employees and serves to engage, inspire and onboard recent employees through social networking, community volunteering and professional development opportunities. All majors eligible; encouragement given to engineering, IT, business, environmental or energy-related emphasis.


PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group: $6,000 scholarships (for high school seniors or community college graduates between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2019 only)


The mission of the PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group is to promote a safe and equal environment for PG&E Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally employees, while contributing to larger company objectives. All majors eligible; none required.


PLEASE NOTE: PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group uses a separate application form because its application is in partnership with several companies. This scholarship application does not require completion of the general 2019 Employee Resource Group scholarship application.


Pacific Service Employees Association: $1,000 scholarships (for PG&E employee dependents only)


Pacific Service Employees Association provides scholarship opportunities reserved solely to the dependents of PG&E employees who promote community involvement in the areas where they live.


Samahan-Filipino Employee Resource Group: $1,000-$2,000 scholarships (college-bound high school seniors only)


This group promotes social and educational aspects of Filipino-American culture and heritage among its members and to all PG&E employees. All majors eligible; none required.


Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers: $1,000 - $2,000 (college-bound high school seniors and continuing undergraduate college students)


This Engineering network group promotes STEM awareness, access, support and development of professionals and students. All Majors eligible; encouragement given to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors.


Veterans Employee Resource Group: $5,000+ scholarships (college-bound high school seniors and continuing college students)


This employee group shares a vision of excellence through leadership focusing on veteran advocacy within PG&E and in our service area communities. All majors eligible; encouragement given to STEM or energy-related emphasis.


Women's Network Employee Resource Group: $3,000-$5,000 scholarships (college-bound high school seniors only)


This group promotes, develops and celebrates the community of women working at PG&E. The group is active in many nonprofit organizations devoted to professional development, environmental stewardship and women-focused issues. Eligible majors: non-medical science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, public policy


The 2019 Scholarship Program opens December 16, 2019 and closes February 7, 2020.



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Better Together STEM Scholarship


PG&E is focused on California's future. To help our next generation of Californians succeed and innovate, PG&E will make scholarships available to a diverse range of students in PG&E service areas who are pursuing studies in science, technology or engineering at a California college or university, including Engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial, civil, environmental), Computer Science/Information Systems, Cyber Security, Environmental Science.


Additionally, applicants for these grants should have an interest in the energy industry and STEM-related issues. They should also demonstrate academic achievement, school or community leadership and financial need.


Please continue to check the website at pge.com/scholarships for more information and updates on when applications will be accepted.