A Yuba Metropolis scholar was one in every of 40 people chosen for a Pacific Gasoline and Electrical Firm (PG&E) STEM scholarship, the utility firm not too long ago introduced.
Jonathan Trebush of Yuba Metropolis obtained a $10,000 scholarship by means of the 2022 Higher Collectively STEM Scholarship Program. In complete, $250,000 was awarded to 40 college students as a part of this system.
Funded by the PG&E Company Basis, the inspiration sponsored 20 scholarships of $10,000 every and 20 scholarships of $2,500 every. Scholarships are given to college students who’re pursuing a level within the science, know-how, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
Trebush is at present attending Chapman Faculty and is majoring in electrical engineering, officers with PG&E stated. Trebush stated that the affordability of faculty has at all times been a problem for him and his household.
“Engineering has been my ardour for so long as I can bear in mind,” Trebush stated in a press release. “I look again on on a regular basis I spent as a child taking part in with Legos, making no matter my creativeness may provide you with, then to a couple years in the past once I began researching computer systems and components and finally came across the chance to construct my very own.”
Officers with PG&E stated scholarships are awarded primarily based on tutorial achievement, demonstrated participation and management in class and neighborhood actions, and monetary want.
“We’re impressed by these native scholarship recipients who’re taking the subsequent step in pursuing their STEM-based larger training targets,” Joe Wilson, PG&E North Valley & Sierra Area vice chairman, stated in a press release. “They signify the subsequent era of leaders and innovators, and we’re excited to supply these scholarships to assist cut back the prices of upper training for college students in our hometowns.”
Officers stated those that obtain a scholarship should plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate research for your complete 2022/23 tutorial yr and be searching for their first undergraduate diploma at an accredited four-year establishment in California, or at a Traditionally Black Faculty and College wherever in the USA.
“Since 2012, the Higher Collectively STEM Scholarship Program has awarded greater than $6.7 million to completed college students. Charitable donations come from PG&E shareholders, not PG&E clients,” officers stated.