Education


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July 24, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Honors Some of California’s Brightest Minds with College Scholarships

Since 2012, PG&E has offered Bright Minds scholarships to students who demonstrate community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement. This year, 10 deserving students won $20,000 scholarships that are renewable for up to five years. Here’s a look at those students.

July 23, 2014

Cuesta College Receives $30,000 Energy Incentive Check from PG&E

Cuesta College recently received a check in the amount of $30,479 from PG&E as an energy incentive for the recent lighting retrofit project that took place on the San Luis Obispo Campus.

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July 16, 2014

PG&E Scholarship Sends Oakland Student to Leadership Program in Washington

Oakland High School student Donzahniya Pitre joined about 50 other young women at the six-day Young Women’s Political Leadership Program in Washington, D.C. The program is designed to give participants the tools needed for a career in political leadership.

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July 11, 2014

Meet the Interns: Whitney Pearson Helps Other Interns Learn About PG&E

Have you ever wondered what the day-to-day life of an intern is like? Whitney Pearson has the distinction of being the intern working in PG&E’s “intern department,” better known as the University Programs office.

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July 9, 2014

PG&E-funded Central Coast New Tech High School Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

Students at this innovative school in San Luis Obispo County are excited about the hands-on learning their school provides, as this video story shows. And school officials say none of it would have been possible without PG&E’s support.

July 8, 2014

PG&E’s Eric Brown Wins Award for Presentations at Cosumnes River Preserve

The Galt City Council presented PG&E’s Eric Brown with the Galt Community of Character Coalition for Integrity award for his work with students.

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July 3, 2014

Meet the Interns: Julian Alvarez Goes from Army to Alabama to PG&E

More than 200 college students are spending their summer working at PG&E. Every week, we’ll introduce one of those students and give them a chance to share what they’re learning. This week’s story is about Julian Alvarez, a student at the University of Alabama who is interning in PG&E’s Corporate Affairs department.

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June 30, 2014

Lowell High Graduate Surprised at PG&E Headquarters with News She Won Bright Minds Scholarship

Bernice Liu will study civil engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo this fall. Today, the graduate of Lowell High in San Francisco learned that a PG&E Bright Minds scholarship will help her pay for her education. PG&E Executive Vice President Geisha Williams surprised Liu with the news.

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June 27, 2014

Students at New Energy Academy Get Real-World Work This Summer

Students at Independence High in Bakersfield who attend the PG&E-sponsored New Energy Academy (NEA) are getting real-world work experience this summer. Over four weeks, they’re learning about PG&E, its focus on safety and the various careers of the people who work here. Students are the other NEAs in Fresno, Sacramento and Stockton are being given similar opportunities.

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June 24, 2014

How a Passion for Energy and an Internship Led To a PG&E Career

More than a decade ago, Ken Forward had a PG&E internship. Today, he’s a manager in PG&E’s Electric Operations department. Forward credits his internship at PG&E with propelling his career path. That same could happen with the 200-plus interns who are working at PG&E this summer.

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June 23, 2014

Student Hears She Won a PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship at Surprise Announcement at Church

PG&E surprised Kimberly Lamar of Manteca on Sunday with the news that she had won a Bright Minds Scholarship. The student at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo is one of 10 Northern and Central California students who will receive a scholarship of up to $20,000 per year to complete their college degrees.

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June 23, 2014

PG&E Partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to Recruit Talent, Advance Pipeline Safety

Today (June 23), PG&E joins other leading companies – like Amazon.com, Nike, Pfizer, SanDisk Corporation, The Boeing Company, and Verizon Wireless – in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program. Through this program, a select number of Fortune 500 companies vie for the world’s best and brightest talent.

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June 16, 2014

High School Students in Napa Teach Physics of Alternative Energy

In Napa, high school students are teaching the physics of alternative energy to kindergartners and first graders. It’s an innovative program that relies on the power of hands-on learning. And teachers say it’s only possible due to the support of PG&E.

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June 12, 2014

Future Business Leader Awarded PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship

Recently-elected student body president Derek Stotler thought he was walking into a meeting with CSU Bakersfield officials to discuss plans for the upcoming year. But the meeting was a farce. And Stotler was the only one who didn’t know it. Turns out he was being surprised with a PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship.

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June 11, 2014

PG&E Awards Big Scholarship to Future Fresno State Student

Alan Suarez thought he was coming to PG&E’s Merced offices for a scholarship interview, but there was a much bigger surprise in store for him. Instead of an interview, representatives from PG&E informed him that he’s one of 10 big winners of the utility’s Bright Minds Scholarship program.

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