Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced it is accepting applications from students to receive PG&E Bright Minds scholarships, as well as scholarships from the utility’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
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.
The PG&E Bright Minds 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.
PG&E’s ERG scholarships have provided more than $2.5 million to hundreds of recipients throughout northern and central California since 1989. In 2012, ERGs awarded $302,000 in scholarships to 163 deserving students. The awards set a new record, surpassing the prior year’s $289,000 in scholarships.
The deadline to apply for the ERG scholarships is February 1, 2013. More information can be found on the “Scholarship” link at < a href="http://www.pge.com/community">www.pge.com/community.
The deadline for applying for the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship is February 28, 2013. For more information and to apply, visit www.pge.com/brightminds. Scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.