PG&E Opens Annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program; $1 Million Available To Local Students

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its ongoing dedication to help foster education, Pacific Gas
and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the launch of its fourth
annual PG&E
Better Together STEM Scholarship program
. The program awards a total
of $1 million in scholarships to local high school, community college
and “non-traditional” students pursuing higher education in the fields
of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Scholarship
winners will receive up to $20,000 per year for up to five years;
program finalists will receive $2,000 toward their studies.

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

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
Feb. 29. Scholarship winners will be announced this spring. For more
information and to apply, visit

PG&E has a long history of supporting local educational initiatives,
providing more than $75 million over the last decade. Since 2012, PG&E’s
Better Together STEM Scholarship Program, formerly known as Bright
Minds, has awarded nearly $3.5 million to accomplished students based on
a combined demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph,
financial need and academic achievement.

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

PG&E’s broader Better Together Giving Program further demonstrates the
company’s commitment to building a better future together. With a focus
on education, economic vitality, the environment and emergency
preparedness, PG&E is aligning charitable resources with the company’s
values. Working closely with local community organizations, PG&E is
helping to create a strong, resilient and sustainable California.
Community investments are funded entirely by the company’s shareholders.

About PG&E

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to
power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California.
Through the 2015 Better Together Giving Program, PG&E contributed more
than $25 million to nearly 1,600 charitable organizations, including
matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $7.9 million
and volunteered more than 85,000 hours to company-supported events.
Community investments are funded entirely by the company’s shareholders.
For more information, visit


Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Nicole Liebelt, 415-973-5930