California utility offers $20K scholarships to ‘non-traditional’ students | Global News

California utility offers $20K scholarships to ‘non-traditional’ students

/ 02:35 AM January 09, 2015


SAN FRANCISCO – Successful students who have demonstrated community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement, can receive up to $20,000 in scholarship from the utility company Pacific Gas and Electric (PGE).

The fourth annual PG&E Bright Minds™ Scholarship program high school, community college and “non-traditional” students offers scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to five years; program finalists will receive $2,000 towards their studies.


Since 2012, the PG&E Bright Minds™ Scholarship program has awarded nearly $3 million. All majors are eligible, with preference given to students majoring in engineering. 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 2015-2016 academic year.


“As a 2014 PG&E Bright Minds™ Scholarship recipient, I can stay focused on my studies and keep on track for academic success,” said Tatiana Overturf from Templeton. “As I start the second semester of my freshman year at Fresno State, I am incredibly grateful to PG&E for providing me the resources to make my dreams a reality.”

The deadline for applying for the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship is February 9, 2015. For more information and to apply, visit Scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.

For video of last year’s winners and the surprise announcements, visit PG&E Currents at

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