James Alexander, a recent graduate of Oakland Technical High School, has won a $20,000, five-year scholarship, awarded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the City of Oakland, in collaboration with East Bay College Fund.
Alexander was selected out of more than 4,200 applicants to receive the Scholarship, worth up to $100,000.
Alexander credits his success to the support of his mother and grandmother. He made volunteerism and Advanced Placement courses priorities in his life, and was selected to be a part of the Northern California Delegation of “Think China,” a China-United States Exchange Program.
He will be attending UC Irvine in the fall, planning to major in biology and possibly pursuing a career in medicine.
“We are pleased to be a part of James’ journey, and look forward to following his success,” said Helen Burt, PG&E senior vice president of corporate affairs.
The scholarship Program has committed $3 million in scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $30,000 to 400 students throughout Northern and Central California since 2012.