Application Deadline Approaching For Bright Minds Scholarships

        Application Deadline Approaching For Bright Minds Scholarships

Deadline to Submit Applications for PG&E Bright Minds™ Full Scholarships for
College, University or Vocational School is February 28

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company
(PG&E) today reminded high school, community college and "non-traditional"
students that applications for the utility's Bright Minds™ Scholarship program
are due by February 28, 2013. To date, PG&E has received over 1,200
applications from students throughout Northern and Central California.

Through 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.

"As many families across California continue to face tough economic times, we
must all work together to keep the cost of college within reach," said Tom
Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. "These scholarships are
a great example of an ongoing public-private partnership that benefits
students in a very real way, brightening the future of our entire state."

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 2013-2014 academic
year.

In 2012, PG&E awarded Bright Minds scholarships of up to $30,000 to 100
students throughout Northern and Central California. Scholarship recipients
included high school seniors, current college students and adults returning to
college. One scholarship recipient from Livermore was a veteran of the
military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another recipient from Bakersfield
had been homeless at one time prior to turning her life around.

Videos featuring Bright Minds Scholarship winners Craig Martineau of
Templeton, Lisa English of Bakersfield and Marisa Montoya Monier of Sacramento
can be found on PG&E's Currents website at these links:

http://www.pgecurrents.com/2013/02/01/video-bright-minds-scholarship-winner-craig-martineau-shares-his-story/

http://www.pgecurrents.com/2013/02/08/video-bright-minds-scholarship-winner-lisa-english-shares-her-story/

http://www.pgecurrents.com/2013/02/15/video-bright-minds-scholarship-winner-marisa-montoya-monier-shares-her-story/

For more information and to apply, visit www.pge.com/brightminds. Scholarship
winners will be announced in the spring.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation
(NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong
communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2012 PG&E
contributed over $23 million to charitable organizations, including matching
the generosity of employees who donated more than $6 million and volunteered
41,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded
entirely by shareholders. For more information, visit www.pge.com/community.

SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Website: http://www.pge.com
Contact: PG&E External Communications, +1-415-973-5930
 
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