Better Together STEM Scholarship Program


At PG&E, we're focused on California's future. We are committed to supporting inclusive programs rooted in the values of People, Planet and Prosperity. PG&E and The PG&E Corporation Foundation offer a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based majors and other disciplines.


The PG&E Corporation Foundation is currently offering Better Together STEM Scholarships of $2,500 or $10,000 to students pursuing STEM-related studies at universities in California and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the United States. Students must be California residents and PG&E customers at the time of application. 


Applications are open to graduating high school seniors, current college students, veterans and adults returning to school who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in an eligible STEM field at an accredited four-year college or university in California or an HBCU in the United States for the entire 2022-2023 academic year.


Students enrolled in the following majors are eligible:


  • Engineering (electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental, power and/or energy)
  • Computer Science/Information Systems/Cyber Security
  • Environmental Sciences

Opening Date: April 28, 2022


Deadline: June 3, 2022


Application Area:  California 


Apply to the PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship

PG&E Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Engineering Network Group (ENG) scholarships

NOTE: 2022 PG&E ERG and ENG scholarships cycle has ended.


Eligibility guidelines


Applicants for all 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.

Each of the ERG and ENG scholarships below are supported in part by PG&E and through fundraising and contributions made by members of these employee groups and fellow coworkers. These groups help bring our coworkers together. They also provide an essential bridge of communication to our diverse customers. Each group awards scholarships to students who have shown commitment to specific communities or causes.


ERG and ENG scholarships do not have gender or race requirements. Thus, students are encouraged to apply to more than one or all eligible scholarships.


Specific eligibility considerations are provided below:

ScholarshipGPAEligibility

Access Network Grant

3.0 weighted

$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.

PG&E Asian

3.0 un-weighted

$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.

 

PG&E Black

3.0 un-weighted

$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.

PG&E Latino

3.0 weighted

$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.

PG&E Legacy

No minimum

Multiple $1000 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.

PG&E Meena

3.0 weighted

$1,000 - $3,000 (college-bound high school seniors and continuing undergraduate college students).

This group is dedicated to cultivating, sustaining, and maintaining an energized network of professionals representing communities from the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa regions within PG&E.  Encouragement is given students majoring in Business or a STEM field that exhibit MEENA’s values of community, innovation, inclusion, and accountability.

PG&E NSBE Network Group

2.6 weighted

$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.

PG&E Nuengery

3.0 weighted

$1,000-$5,000 scholarships (for continuing undergraduate college students only; high school seniors not eligible).

This group is for new PG&E employees. It 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.

PG&E Pride Network

No minimum

$6,000 scholarships (For residents or attendees of high schools in northern or central California; high school seniors/community college graduates between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2022 only, attending or planning to attend post-secondary institution for the first time in 2022)

The mission of the PrideNetwork Employee Resource 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 2021 Employee Resource Group scholarship application.

PG&E PSEA Scholarship

3.0 weighted

$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.

PG&E Samahan

3.0 weighted

$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.

PG&E SHPE Scholarship

2.5 weighted

$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.

PG&E Veterans Scholarship

2.0 weighted

$5,000+ scholarships (college-bound high school seniors and continuing undergraduate 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.

PG&E Womens Network

3.0 un-weighted

$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