Posted on February 12, 2014

Chico: PG&E Donates $1,000 for Scholarship for Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, Promotes Bright Minds Scholarships

CHICO — Students at Inspire School of Arts and Sciences who apply for PG&E’s Bright Minds Scholarships also will be eligible for a separate $1,000 scholarship only for Inspire students.

PG&E’s Lia White and Eric Nilsson, principal at the Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, encouraged students to apply for the Bright Minds scholarships. (Photo by Paul Moreno.)

The double-incentive was announced Monday (Feb. 10) when PG&E executive manager Lia White spoke to about 60 students at Inspire, encouraging them to apply by Feb. 28 for the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship. Winners of the scholarship will receive $20,000 a year for up to five years, with finalists receiving a one-time scholarship of $2,000.

White presented Inspire Principal Eric Nilsson with an oversized check for $1,000 for Inspire to use as a scholarship.

Chico Councilmember Randall Stone also spoke to students urging them to apply and noting how the arts and sciences were both important for his own education.

Click here to watch a Currents video on the winners of the Bright Minds scholarships in 2013. For more information, visit

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