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 STEM-based and other disciplines.


There are more than 200 scholarships available in 2018. These STEM-focused or Employee Resource Group-sponsored scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000.


Look through the list below and apply for any — or all — of the grants that you would like to pursue:


  • Click on the "apply now" button on the Better Together STEM Scholarship and/or the suite of PG&E Employee Resource Group Scholarships
  • Enter the information on the application
  • Select the specific grants you are applying for from the list

Eligibility


Applicants for ALL of the scholarships listed below must:


  • 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
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited college or university in California

Accepting submissions from: December 1, 2017–February 5, 2018.
Recipients will be notified by May 2018.


Scholarships (please note specific eligibility considerations)


Better Together STEM Scholarship:

PG&E is offering 40 Better Together STEM Scholarships of $1,000 to $10,000 to a diverse range of students pursuing science, technology or engineering studies in California schools.

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Applicants for these exclusively PG&E-funded grants must meet eligibility above as well as:


  • 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
    • Demonstrate academic achievement, school or community leadership and financial need

PG&E Employee Resource Group Scholarships


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


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Access Network Employee Resource Group Scholarship: $3,000 grants


This employee group supports the inclusion of people 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 grants (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 grants


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 grants


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: $3,000 grants


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.


NuEnergy Employee Resource Group: $1,000-$5,000 grants (For continuing 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 grants (for high school or community college graduates between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2017 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 2017 Employee Resource Group scholarship application. Applications are due February 1, 2018 for this scholarship only.


For this scholarship only, applications are due February 1, 2018


Pacific Service Employees Association: $1,000 grants (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 grants (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.


Veterans Employee Resource Group: $5,000+ grants


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 grants (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


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