As part of its ongoing dedication to strengthening communities throughout California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced the launch of its Bright Minds Scholarship program. PG&E will award up to $1 million in scholarships to enable high school, community college and “non-traditional” students to complete their higher education paths. Bright Minds scholarship winners will receive full-ride scholarships of up to $30,000 per year; program finalists will receive $2,500 towards their studies.
The PG&E Bright Minds scholarships will be awarded based on a combined demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement. 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 2012-2013 academic year – and live within PG&E’s service area, which includes 44 of California’s 58 counties. All applications must be submitted online at http://www.pge.com/brightminds. The deadline is Feb. 17. Winners will be announced in the spring.