PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Application Period Open Now - Feb. 28
Thursday, January 31, 2013
believes in education and the power that it has in strengthening our
communities. Education is one of our main community priorities—in addition to
economic and community vitality, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism.
That's why we're again awarding $1 million in scholarships this spring through
the PG&E Bright Minds™ Scholarship
program to high-achieving, low-income students.
scholarship application period is now open and the deadline to apply is Thursday,
to learn more. Winners will receive full-ride
college scholarships of up to $30,000 per year and finalists will receive
one-time awards of $2,500.
scholarship program is unique because awards will not be given solely based on
academics and financial need, but also on community leadership or demonstrated
personal triumph over significant obstacles in pursuit of education. Beginning
this year, as a way to help serve future company needs, the program will place
a special emphasis on students studying engineering. However, this does not
preclude other majors from being considered.
inaugural program was a huge success: 10 students from throughout our service
area won $30,000 renewable scholarships as part of our inaugural Bright Minds™
Scholarship Program. Winners were told during surprise announcements at their
schools or at PG&E locations; reporters and family members were also on
hand to congratulate students. Another 90 students won one-time $2,500
here to see PG&E surprising one of last year's recipients with a
full-ride scholarship. We will also be working with last year's scholarship
recipients to try and match them with PG&E internships.
Bright Minds™ Scholarship Program is
in addition to the Employee Resource Group (ERG) scholarship programs, which
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 ERG
scholarships is February 1. Click
here for more information.
spread the word about our new scholarship program and encourage students you
know to visit http://www.pge.com/brightminds/
to learn more and apply. Thank you for your ongoing support of our communities.
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