PG&E Offers $1 Million in College Scholarships

Ezra Garrett

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is accepting applications from students to receive PG&E Bright Minds scholarships, as well as scholarships from the utility’s Employee Resource Groups. Through its Bright Minds Scholarship program, PG&E will award up to $1 million in scholarships to enable high school, community college and “non-traditional” students to complete their higher education paths. Bright Minds scholarship winners will receive full-ride scholarships of up to $30,000 per year; program finalists will receive $2,500 towards their studies. In addition to the scholarship opportunities available through the PG&E Bright Minds program, the PG&E Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are also accepting applications for a wide variety of scholarships. “PG&E believes that advancing educational opportunities is one of the most important ways we can give back to the communities where we deliver gas and electricity,” said Ezra Garrett, vice president of community relations and chief sustainability officer for PG&E. The scholarships will be awarded based on a combined demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement. Eligible students will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the duration of the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline to apply for the ERG scholarships is Feb.  1. Go to the “Scholarship” link at www.pge.com/community. The deadline for applying for the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship is Feb. 28. For information visit www.pge.com/brightminds
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