Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and its BEA Employee Resource Group (formerly Black Employees Association) recently awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 26 college-bound and continuing college students from Northern and Central California, according to an official company press release.
Each student received a scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in recognition of their demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service, and academic achievement.
The 2012 PG&E BEA Employee Resource Group’s Scholarship recipients are:
- Amanda Alvarado, Frontier High School in Bakersfield, attending California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo
- Arifeen Rahman, Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, attending Harvard University
- Christopher Paschal, continuing college student attending Santa Clara University
- James Reede, Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove, attending Jackson State University
- Keturah Platt, Castlemont Business and Technology School in Oakland, attending San Diego State University
- Manjap Singh, Merrill F. West High School in Tracy, college TBD
- Jordan Daniels, Angelo Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, college TBD
- Anjena Lindgren, Deer Valley High School in Antioch, attending Tuskegee University
- Deisy Vargas, continuing college student attending Santa Rosa Junior College
- Cameron Crutison, Angelo Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, college TBD
- Arogeanae Brown, Edison High School in Fresno, college TBD
- Kevin Imah, continuing college student attending Stanford University
- Manolis Sueuga, Berkeley Senior High School in Berkeley, college TBD
- Sidney Taylor, Salesian High School in Richmond, college TBD
- Adonis Williams, Lowell High School in San Francisco, college TBD
- Veronica Smart, continuing college student attending University California Davis
- Michaela Miller, continuing college student attending Dillard University
- Michael Perilliat, Ripon Christian High School in Ripon, attending St. John University
- Onyema Duru, Benicia High School in Benicia, college TBD
- Jasmin Wise, continuing college student attending Arizona State University
- Mariah Carray, Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, college TBD
- Alexander Ekwueme, Merrill F. West High School in Tracy, attending University California Davis
- Shalini Setty, Adrian Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, college TBD
- Xialing Chen, continuing college student attending Whitman College
- Omar Walter, Deer Valley High School in Antioch, college TBD
- Barika Burton, continuing college student attending University of Virginia
This is the 31st consecutive year that BEA has awarded scholarships to deserving students. The 2012 recipients were chosen from nearly 100 applications submitted by college-bound high school seniors or continuing college students who live withing PG&E's service area.
Students interested in applying for future PG&E’s scholarship programs may visit www.pge.com/scholarships for more information.