This scholarship is for students who reside themselves or whose parent(s)/guardian(s) resides in the PG&E service area in Northern and Central California. (The service area in Northern and Central California stretches from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east and includes the following counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.) To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must work at or volunteer for a not-for-profit organization that supports the senior citizen community and have demonstrated leadership and/or volunteered through active involvement in community organizations, academic, or vocational activities. Applicants must be pursuing course work in financial management, peer counseling, mentoring seniors, or other transitioning issues prominent in senior populations. Dependents of PG&E employees are eligible for this scholarship; however, employees of PG&E are not. Scholarships are awarded based on community involvement with the senior community, employment with a company supporting the senior community, academic interest, leadership in supporting the senior community, financial need, personal references and a written essay.
How easy is it to apply?
Not too bad
This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship has a relatively low number of applicants.