PG&E’s Black Employees Award Scholarships

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and its Black Employees Association have awarded $90,000 in college scholarships to 48 high school seniors and continuing college students from northern and central California.
Students received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 in recognition of their demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service and academic achievement. They were chosen from more than 400 applications submitted by students who live within PG&E’s service area.
“We are proud to encourage this year’s scholarship recipients in their efforts to pursue higher education,” said Bill Harper, the association’s sponsoring officer and chief diversity officer for Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
“Investing in the education of students who have shown dedication, leadership and service commitment is an investment in the future of our communities,” he said.
This is the 28th consecutive year that the employees association has awarded scholarships to deserving students of all backgrounds. The funds were collected from PG&E employees’ contributions to the company’s Campaign for the Community program, fundraising events and from PG&E’s corporate charitable giving.
Students interested in applying for future PG&E’s scholarship programs may visit www.pge.com/scholarships for more information.

The 2009 scholarship recipients are: Sydney Allen, Nediva Anderson, Bethlehem Aynaken, Jordan Bryant, Gregory DeRenzis, Marcia Dos Santos, Conrad Egan, Hagar Elgendy, Benjamin Fong, Alejandro Gonzalez, Jose Guzman, Kristina Hammarstrom, Chuar Herr, Samantha Hirsch, Jonathan Ho, Kevin Hsiue, Terence Johnson, Brittany Jones, Leonard Jones, James Kuhle, Yammy Kung, Yvonne J Lin, Brianda Macias, Marquis Marcilous, Symone McDaniels, Vivian Nguyen, Rebecca Obasi, Babatunde Onadele, Brianna Pang, Christopher Paschal, Anamaria Perez, Lindsey Poole, Na’im Powell, Adaramola Redmond, Rosario Reyes Garcia, Azucena Robles, Nina Saunders, Marissa Souza, Jessica Smyers, Deminika Spears, Alicia Stevenson, Breayre Tender, Clara Tsao, Michael Tubbs, Taneya Vines, Kevin Wu, Maria Yepez, Stacey Yip.

The 2009 scholarship recipients are: Sydney Allen, Nediva Anderson, Bethlehem Aynaken, Jordan Bryant, Gregory DeRenzis, Marcia Dos Santos, Conrad Egan, Hagar Elgendy, Benjamin Fong, Alejandro Gonzalez, Jose Guzman, Kristina Hammarstrom, Chuar Herr, Samantha Hirsch, Jonathan Ho, Kevin Hsiue, Terence Johnson, Brittany Jones, Leonard Jones, James Kuhle, Yammy Kung, Yvonne J Lin, Brianda Macias, Marquis Marcilous, Symone McDaniels, Vivian Nguyen, Rebecca Obasi, Babatunde Onadele, Brianna Pang, Christopher Paschal, Anamaria Perez, Lindsey Poole, Na’im Powell, Adaramola Redmond, Rosario Reyes Garcia, Azucena Robles, Nina Saunders, Marissa Souza, Jessica Smyers, Deminika Spears, Alicia Stevenson, Breayre Tender, Clara Tsao, Michael Tubbs, Taneya Vines, Kevin Wu, Maria Yepez, Stacey Yip.