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$1M in PG&E scholarships available to SF Bay Area students

/ 11:23 PM February 02, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO –A total of $1 million in scholarships is available to local high school, community college and “non-traditional” students pursuing higher education in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Winners in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s fourth annual PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship program will receive up to $20,000 per year for up to five years; program finalists will receive $2,000 toward their studies.

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“PG&E is investing in promising students today because they are the leaders, dreamers and innovators of tomorrow,” said Helen Burt, senior vice president of external affairs and public policy for PG&E.

“The energy industry needs them, our communities need them and California needs them. Our Better Together STEM Scholarships are creating opportunities for today’s students to reach their full potential,” she added.

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Students pursuing a STEM-related degree are eligible, and must 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 2016-2017 academic year.

The deadline to apply for the PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarships is February 29. Scholarship winners will be announced this spring. For more information and to apply, visit scholarshipamerica.org/pge/.

In addition to the STEM Scholarship Program, PG&E’s 10 employee resource groups (ERGs) voluntarily raise funds for scholarships to help offset the cost of higher education. In 2015 alone, the ERGs awarded a record $429,000 in scholarships. Since 1989, more than $4 million in ERG scholarships have been received by thousands of recipients. Visit http://www.pge.com/en/about/community/education/ergscholarships/index.page.

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