PG&E Awards $319,000 In College Scholarships To 175 Students

         PG&E Awards $319,000 In College Scholarships To 175 Students

Utility's Employee Resource Groups Reward Students for Well-Rounded

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company
(PG&E), its ten Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Pacific Service Employees
Association recently awarded $319,000 in scholarships to 175 students from
Northern and Central California. Students received scholarships ranging from
$1,000 to $6,000 in recognition of their demonstrated excellence in
leadership, community service and academic achievement.

"These well-deserving students reflect the talent and diversity of the
communities we serve," said Laura Butler, vice president of talent management
and chief diversity officer of PG&E. "Awarding these scholarships is an
investment in helping high-performing individuals continue their education and
eventually become successful business and community leaders. We wish each
student the best of success in their college careers and look forward to
seeing their progress in the future."

PG&E's ERGs have awarded scholarships to deserving students for more than two
decades. The 2013 recipients were chosen from nearly 1,800 applications
submitted by college-bound high school seniors and adults continuing their
education who live within PG&E's service area, and the scholarships were
awarded between May and mid-July. In addition to their academic achievements,
this year's recipients displayed a broad range of leadership qualities, are
committed to serving their communities and are strong proponents of diversity
and inclusion.

"The scholarship made a big difference to me and my family – it was really
helpful," said Elisabeth Sum, who won a scholarship from PG&E's InspirAsian
ERG in 2009 that helped her attend the University of Pennsylvania. Sum was
chosen for a summer internship in PG&E in 2012, and was hired this June as a
full-time business finance associate analyst after she graduated from

Last year, the utility's employee resource groups awarded $302,000 in
scholarships to help 163 students with their college expenses. Within the past
decade, PG&E's ERGs have provided over $3 million in scholarships to over a
thousand students in diverse communities. The funds were raised primarily from
PG&E employee contributions and ERG fundraising events. Students interested in
applying for future PG&E scholarships may visit for
more information.

Diversity and inclusion have long been hallmarks of PG&E's heritage. PG&E
currently has 10 ERGs and the Pacific Service Employees Association, which
contribute to the personal and professional development of thousands of
employees and provide vital opportunities to engage employees in service to
diverse communities. The ten ERGs are Access Network, BEA, InspirAsian,
Latino, Legacy, NuEnergy, PrideNetwork, Samahan, Veterans, and Women's

For information on PG&E's diversity and inclusion efforts, visit

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:
PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the
United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company
delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern
and Central California. For more information, visit or

SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Contact: PG&E External Communications, (415) 973-5930
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