Scholarship America - PGE Bright Minds Scholarship Program (ID 1237)
- Start Date:
- There are awards at two levels:
•The program targets to award up to 10 scholarships of up to $30,000.
Awards are renewable up to four additional years or until a certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor's degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance. (NOTE: Students receiving a certificate or associate’s degree who immediately go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree with no interruption in study are eligible to continue to renew their scholarship up to four years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned.)
The award amount for each of these recipients will be based on submission of a financial aid award letter and Student Aid Report (SAR). Scholarship Management Services will determine the award amount based on the comprehensive school cost minus other gift aid (scholarships and grants) that each recipient is receiving.
•All remaining awards will be $2,500 each.
The $2,500 awards are not renewable; however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
•Scholarship Management Services will issue $2,500 awards in one installment on behalf of PG&E. The check will be issued August 15, 2013.
•Scholarship Management Services will issue awards in excess of $2,500 in two installments on behalf of PG&E. The checks will be issued August 15, 2013 and December 30, 2013.
•Checks are mailed from Scholarship Management Services to each recipient's home address and are made payable to the school for the student.
•The award may be used to pay for undergraduate education related expenses only.
- Pacific Gas and Electric Company and The PG&E Corporation Foundation (collectively, "PG&E") are offering up to $1,000,000 in PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships for undergraduate study to students who live in the PG&E service territory.
The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services is the largest U.S. designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.
Before beginning the application process and to better understand the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Program, please read the following guidelines and instructions. Print this information and keep on file for reference of program procedures and important dates.
- 1 (507) 931-1682
- Min Age:
- Full(12+ Credits)
- Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
•Be a minimum of 16 years of age and be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a current postsecondary undergraduate student.
•Live within one of the counties listed on the attachment hereto.
•Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2013-2014 academic year.
NOTE: Nontraditional students who are returning to school or planning to pursue a postsecondary education for the first time are eligible and encouraged to apply.
- Special Criteria:
- How do I apply?
Only online applications via this website will be accepted. You, the student, are responsible for gathering and submitting all required information. This is a competitive program. Your application is evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all applicable questions as completely as possible. Read and follow the instructions provided for each section of application.
Before registering, you may wish to gather the following information needed to submit your application:
•Parent or alternate contact's telephone number and email address
•Student's transcript of grades (or GED record)
•School and community activities
•Short statement of student's educational and career objectives
•Financial information from the most recently submitted tax return
Ready to start?
•Click on 'Register to Apply' at the bottom of this page.
•Read and agree to the Online Application Consent, then register with a username and password to create your account.
Write your username and password down and keep it on file so you can access your application. If you lose this information, you must start over by registering with a new email address, username and password.
•Correspondence throughout the application process will be by email. Students failing to register with a valid active email account that will accommodate bulk mail may not receive necessary notices or consideration for an award.
•Use standard capitalization: Jane Smith, not JANE SMITH or jane smith.
•You may leave the site by clicking Save and Log Out on the left navigation bar. You must enter your username and password to log back into your application.
•Carefully read the instructions at the top of each application section and formatting tips alongside some fields.
•Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). You will be unable to lock and submit your application until all required information is provided.
•Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included below.
Ready to submit your application?
•Review your application carefully.
•You may make changes to any section until the application is submitted. Be sure to review again after each change.
•When you are satisfied all information is accurate and complete, print a copy for your records from the Review page. Do not send a printed copy to Scholarship Management Services.
•Submit the application by following the instructions on the 'Review Application' page.
•After you lock and submit the application, no changes can be made and you can no longer print a copy. Your account will be closed and you will have no further access to your application data.