Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that scholarship
applications are now available for college-bound high school as well as
current college and continuing students. The awards from the company’s
employee resource groups will mean that at least 150 students in PG&E’s
Northern and Central California service area will receive from $1,000 to
$6,000 next year for exemplary scholastic achievement and community
Every year, PG&E’s 10 employee resource groups—each representing the
company’s diverse 20,000-plus workforce—conduct fundraisers in order to
award scholarships to help offset the cost of higher education.
Scholarship information, including criteria and applications, is
available on PG&E’s
website. To be considered for a scholarship, all applications must
be submitted by Feb. 1, 2016.
In 2015, PG&E’s Employee Resource Groups awarded a record $429,000 in
scholarships—a more than 25 percent increase over 2014—to 176 deserving
students. Many recipients are the first in their families to attend
Since 1989, more than $4 million in scholarships have been awarded to
thousands of recipients. The funds come from employee donations,
fundraising events and Campaign for the Community, the company’s
employee giving program.
“The scholarships recognize and honor the incredible work of so many
students in their schools and communities while helping cut the cost of
college,” said PG&E Director of Performance and Inclusion Joyce
Ibardolasa, who’s also the board president of the Employee Community
Fund, the umbrella charitable organization that provides governance for
the ERG scholarships.
More than 5,000 PG&E employees belong to these groups. Each group helps
contribute to the company’s commitment to serving its communities and
growing employee engagement.
PG&E’s 10 ERGs include:
Access Network (individuals with disabilities)
Legacy (tenured employees)
NuEnergy (new employees)
PrideNetwork (LGBT employees)
In addition to the ERG scholarships, PG&E offers scholarships through
Minds™ Scholarship Program, targeting high achieving, low-income
students, and the Pacific Service Employees Association (PSEA), a
non-profit mutual benefit organization serving employees and retirees of
PG&E, and providing scholarships for dependents of company employees.
Summer Internships Also Available
ERG scholarship recipients are also encouraged to apply for summer
internships within the company. PG&E set a record this year by employing 280
interns in the company’s various lines of business. PG&E interns
receive practical experience with real-world projects, while receiving an
inside track to full-time employment within the company.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas
and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco,
with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the
nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and
Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/
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(November 19, 2015 - 3:00 PM EST)
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