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The PG&E Corporation Foundation is Awarding $250,000 in STEM Scholarships to Local Students
Application Deadline is June 1, 2021, 3:00 pm CT
Awards of Up to $10,000
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and The PG&E Corporation Foundation (The Foundation) are encouraging qualified students to apply for the Better Together STEM Scholarship Program. The Foundation will provide funding for a total of $250,000 to students pursuing a degree in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. The program will award 20 scholarships of $10,000 each and 20 scholarships of $2,500 each. 

“For PG&E, enhancing opportunities and the future for our young people is part of delivering on our triple bottom line of serving people, the planet and California’s prosperity,” said Stephanie Isaacson, Executive Director of The PG&E Corporation Foundation. “Through this scholarship program, we’re helping local students pursue their dreams of becoming the next generation of engineers, innovators or environmental scientists who will lead the way into our clean energy future.”
Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, demonstrated participation and leadership in school and community activities, and financial need. Interested applicants can learn more and apply here. Awards will be announced in August.
“Thank you for your generous donation in funding the Better Together STEM Scholarship. I have had a passion for civil engineering ever since elementary school. Being able to study something I have been passionate about at my dream school is a privilege and a joy,” said 2020 scholarship winner Shan Qing Ou.
Eligibility Requirements
Applications are open to graduating high school seniors, current college students, U.S. military veterans and adults returning to school who are PG&E customers at the time of application.
Applicants must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the entire 2021-2022 academic year and be seeking their first undergraduate degree at an accredited four-year institution in California.
Students enrolled in the following majors are eligible:
  • Engineering (electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental, power and/or energy)
  • Computer Science, Information Systems or Cyber Security
  • Environmental Sciences
Supporting Local Scholars
Since 2012, the Better Together STEM Scholarship Program has awarded more than $6.5 million to accomplished students based on a combined demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement.
In addition to the Better Together STEM Scholarship Program, PG&E’s 10 employee resource groups (ERGs) and two engineering networking groups (ENGs) award scholarships to help offset the cost of higher education. The funds are raised totally through employee donations, employee fundraising events and Campaign for the Community, the company’s employee giving program. Since 1989, more than $5 million ERG scholarships have been received by thousands of recipients.
About PG&E
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.
COVID-19 Funds, Grants and Technology
Watch the SBA Webinar Recording to Learn the Basics of the 'Restaurant Revitalization Fund' and How to Apply
SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Opens May 3rd.
If you were unable to attend the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)'s webinar on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the recording is now available

  • The webinar covers:Restaurant Revitalization Fund program details
  • Who is eligible
  • What documents are needed to apply
  • How to get assistance when applying
  • Demonstration of the application portal
  • And more

To watch the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)'s recording, please click here.
(Click here for more information about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund)
Digital Tools & Training Grants
The County of San Mateo in partnership with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and San Mateo County Economic Development Association will provide a $2,500 grant, 1:1 technical assistance including e-commerce website development, content marketing, SEO, and social media marketing training to qualifying entrepreneurs and small business owners within San Mateo County.

Businesses are eligible if they have not yet received a grant form San Mateo County Strong or San Mateo County Cares Act grant Foother eligibility please refer to the form listed below and share with your networks.

Governor Newsom Signs Bill Giving
Small Business a $6.2 Billion Tax Cut
"Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will give small businesses hit hardest by this pandemic a $6.2 billion tax cut over the next six years – a critical lifeline that will help get our small businesses back on their feet and an important component of California’s economic recovery strategy."
"Under the legislation, 'AB 80' by Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood), the forgiven PPP loans that businesses received from the federal government during the pandemic will not be counted as taxable income, and these businesses can also deduct the costs of expenses that those loans paid for. This is additional state tax relief for the small businesses that have been struggling most, and may very well make a difference in their choosing to reopen, stay open, or shut down as they look to the future."
San Mateo County
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
"San Mateo County is working with the State of California to provide emergency rental assistance to San Mateo County residents who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have been unable to pay their rent and/or utilities.
The program is for both eligible tenants and landlords, and proof of citizenship is not required."

Eligible tenants and landlords may apply for assistance with utilities in addition to rent."
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