Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will award $1 million in scholarships to area students.
The PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship program will offer up to $30,000 per year to each winner.
Applicants can be high school, community college or nontraditional students. They must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Winners must demonstrate community leadership, financial need and academic achievement and personal triumph, said PG&E officials.
The deadline to apply is Feb. 17. See www.pge.com/brightminds.