The PG&E Corporation Foundation
Scholarships Total $350,000 for
Students Pursuing Higher Education in California
Calif., Aug. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The PG&E
Corporation Foundation today announced that 60 students — 20 more
than last year — from hometowns across Pacific Gas and Electric
Company's [PG&E] service area will receive scholarships from
the 2023 Better Together STEM Scholarship Program.
The PG&E Corporation Foundation (PG&E Foundation) funds
the scholarships that totaled $350,000 this year, an increase of $100,000 from 2022. The PG&E Foundation is
sponsoring 20 scholarships of $10,000, 20 scholarships of $5,000, and 20 scholarships of $2,500 each. The $5,000 scholarships are new this year.
The scholarships are awarded to students pursuing degrees in
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. STEM
education fosters ingenuity, creativity, and experimentation,
leading to new ideas, innovations, and technological advancements
that can have global impact.
Fabian Reyes, of Royal Oaks (Monterey
County), is a $10,000
scholarship recipient majoring in civil engineering at California State University, Los Angeles.
"My family and I are beyond grateful to PG&E for their
generosity in supporting my educational aspirations as a future
engineer. It motivates me to work harder toward my personal goals
of making a positive impact in this world. This scholarship
benefits me and the people I will help along the way," said
Scholar Amelia Stacey, of
El Cerrito, will attend
University of California, Berkeley and
is concerned about the environment. She is a $2,5000 scholarship recipient.
"I'm excited to study mechanical engineering in the context of
our current environmental crisis and working to find and implement
solutions," said Stacey.
Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement,
demonstrated participation and leadership in school and community
activities, and financial need. You can see the full list of this
year's scholarship recipients here and watch a video of a prior
scholar, Jonathan Terbush, whose
love of Legos and computers led to a major in electrical
"For more than a decade, The PG&E Corporation has provided
financial support to students as they pursue their college
STEM-based education goals. We are proud to continue this tradition
and to help alleviate the financial burden of college for students
and their families in our hometowns — we're even more excited to
increase the number of scholarships awarded this year so we can
help even more students pursue their academic and professional
dreams," said Carla Peterman,
PG&E Corporation Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs
and Chief Sustainability Officer, and Chari of the Board of The
PG&E Corporation Foundation.
Added Peterman: "We can't wait to see how this next generation
of innovators, doers and thinkers will thrive and give back to our
state and communities."
Scholarship recipients must plan to enroll in full-time
undergraduate study for the entire 2023-2024 academic year and be
seeking their first undergraduate degree at an accredited four-year
institution in California, or at a
Historically Black College and University (HBCU) anywhere in
the United States. HBCU
eligibility was added last year in response to a trend in
applications from students admitted to HBCUs, none of which are in
Supporting Local Scholars
Since 2012, the Better Together STEM Scholarship Program has
awarded more than $7 million to
accomplished students. These charitable donations come from
PG&E shareholders, not PG&E customers.
In addition to the Better Together STEM Scholarship Program,
PG&E's 11 employee resource groups (ERGs) and three engineering
networking groups (ENGs) award scholarships to help offset the cost
of higher education. The funds are raised entirely through employee
donations, employee fundraising events and PG&E's employee
giving program, the Campaign for the Community. Since 1989, nearly
$6 million ERG
scholarships have been received by thousands of
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric
utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square
miles in Northern and Central
California. For more information, visit
www.pge.com/ and http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/.
About The PG&E Corporation Foundation
The PG&E Corporation Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization, separate from PG&E and sponsored by
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