Staff Report

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that scholarship applications are now being accepted from college-bound high school students and those in college and continuing education programs living in Northern and Central California.

More than 150 awards totaling nearly $500,000 are being made available through PG&E scholarships.

PG&E scholarships information, including criteria and applications, is available on PG&E’s website, 

All applications must be submitted by Feb. 7. Applicants must be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be an undergraduate or postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply. 

 “Helping students in our communities attend college and achieve their goals is a big step toward improving lives. These individuals, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college, will be the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. We’re proud to invest in these promising young people,” said Mary King, PG&E vice president of human resources and chief diversity officer.

PG&E scholarships are awarded annually. ERG scholarship winners will receive awards ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 for exemplary scholastic achievement and community leadership. Better Together STEM Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to $10,000 to assist in their pursuit of higher education in engineering, computer science, cybersecurity or environmental sciences.

Since 1989, PG&E’s ERGs and ENGs have awarded more than $4.5 million in scholarships to thousands of recipients. The funds are raised totally through employee donations, employee fundraising events and Campaign for the Community, the company’s employee giving program.