Education


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June 24, 2016

VIDEO: Utter Disbelief as UC Berkeley Student Surprised with Big PG&E Scholarship

What’s it like learning you’ve won a life-changing scholarship? As this video shows, it’s often utter disbelief and tears. UC Berkeley biology student Oluchi Okwu is one of 10 big winners this year in PG&E’s scholarship program, each worth $20,000 a year and renewable for five years.

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June 22, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E, Energy Department Collaborate to Extend Clean Energy Lessons to International Teachers

A group of international instructors who teach science, technology, engineering and math gathered at PG&E’s Energy Training Center. They toured a zero net energy-designed home and saw firsthand a building that produces as much energy as it uses. As this video shows, it’s a lesson in energy efficiency they can take back to their students.

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June 15, 2016

Marin County Students Hammer Away at a Future in the Construction Industry

Graduation congratulations are in order for 16 high school students who successfully completed a construction technology class sponsored by PG&E. The program’s goal is to improve the number of qualified workers entering the construction industry

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June 14, 2016

Diablo Canyon Coastline Provides Learning Opportunity for Cal Poly Students

The nearly 13,000 acres that surround PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant are not only some of California’s most pristine coastline, with some of the most secluded and undisturbed natural areas on the Central Coast, they are hands-on learning grounds for local students.

June 3, 2016

Exceptional Oakland Student Earns PG&E Scholarship, a ‘Life Changing Investment’

Oakland has something to cheer for, and it’s not just the Golden State Warriors. PG&E dramatically changed the life of an exceptional East Oakland student, surprising him with one of the 10 coveted PG&E Better Together scholarships worth $20,000 and renewable for five years.

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June 3, 2016

What a Day! Meet a Presidential Candidate, then Win a PG&E Scholarship

Alondra Varela had just returned from meeting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last week when Regina Jackson, the president and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center, told her they were headed to the center for a surprise.

May 27, 2016

High School Students Complete PG&E-supported Construction Skills Class

A regional occupational program in Marin County provided students hands-on learning for construction technology careers. The program also emphasized responsibility, safety training and work ethic.

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May 26, 2016

Robotics Student Surprised with PG&E Scholarship in Front of Classmates

Leon Kwak thought he was going to take a group photo with his robotics club for his high school’s website. Little did he know it was all a ruse that would soon culminate in a life-changing surprise.

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May 25, 2016

PG&E Scholarship Worth $100,000 Nearly Leaves Lodi Student Speechless

An ordinary day for Stephen Boyle at Tokay High School quickly turned extraordinary. This week, Boyle was named one of 10 PG&E Better Together Scholarship winners. See the moment of surprise in this video as Boyle learns he’s one of the big winners.

May 25, 2016

AP Biology Class Interrupted by PG&E Surprise Scholarship Announcement

Bakersfield student Jineava To will study biochemistry at UCLA and plans to attend medical school to become pediatrician or a physician’s assistant. She’s a first-generation American and will be the first in her family to attend college.

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May 24, 2016

Engineering Student, a Past PG&E Intern, Surprised with Scholarship Award

Krista Miguel walked into a Fresno State meeting room prepared to speak to a TV reporter about the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Instead, she learned she’s the winner of a PG&E Better Together Scholarship, worth up to $20,000 a year.

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May 23, 2016

At Giants Game, PG&E Surprises Petaluma Student with $20,000-a-Year Scholarship

High school student Claire Killian and her parents arrived at a recent San Francisco Giants game after they were told they would be taking a VIP tour of AT&T Park. Little did they know that PG&E representatives would be greeting them and award the 17-year-old a big scholarship.

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May 17, 2016

VIDEO: Students Act Locally, Think Globally with Solar Suitcases

Their futures are so bright they have to wear shades — especially the students involved in PG&E’s Solar Suitcase program. As this video shows, several students and teachers who participated in PG&E’s first Solar Suitcase program returned from delivering solar kits to communities in Kenya. It’s another example of PG&E’s commitment to STEM education and renewable energy.

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May 17, 2016

Inspired by Friend’s PG&E Scholarship, Chico High School Student Wins Big Herself

When Chico’s Madison Dunlap won a big PG&E scholarship last year, Olivia Leiker took notice. If her friend won, why couldn’t she? On Tuesday, Leiker and her classmates were asked to go to the library. They were met by a contingent from PG&E and her family with a big surprise for the 17-year-old high school senior.

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May 13, 2016

PG&E Surprises Student, Father with Big Scholarship

Television news cameras were rolling as PG&E recently awarded the first of 10 Better Together Scholarships to 17-year-old Dominic Navarro at Rocklin High School. See the video showing his surprise, as well as his father, a TV news photographer who captured the moment.

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