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EducationUtility offers $250,000 in STEM scholarships


Red Bluff Daily News  

 

    The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Foundation invites applications to the annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program.

    The foundation will provide funding for a total of $250,000 to students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) disciplines. The program will award 20 scholarships of $10,000 each and 20 awards of $2,500 each.

    Scholarships are designed to give the next generation of Californians an opportunity to learn and succeed in higher education and support students who have made an impact in their community or who have overcome personal challenges.

    Since 2012, the scholarship program has awarded more than $6.5 million to accomplished students based on a combined demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement.

    Deadline and criteria

    Interested applicants can learn more and apply here. Deadline to apply is June 3. Awards will be announced in August.

    Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated participation and leadership in school and community activities, and financial need. Qualifying degrees in STEM disciplines include engineering, computer science/information systems, cybersecurity, and environmental sciences.

    Applications are open to: High school seniors or graduates; students who have received a GED certification; undergraduate students and non-traditional students or military veterans returning to school or pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

    To qualify, applicants must live in or be a dependent of a resident in PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California; plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the entire 2022-2023 academic year; and be seeking their first undergraduate degree at an accredited four-year institution in California.

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