Press Release

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Contributes to the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement




Contact: Clara Potes-Fellow, (562) 951-4800,
Or Evelyn Duarte, (562) 951-4800,

February 15, 2006—Pacific Gas and Electric Company has donated $13,850 to the California State University Foundation for Future Scholars to help fund the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.

“The CSU appreciates the Pacific Gas and Electric Company for their donation that will help financially needy students who demonstrate superior academic performance and outstanding volunteer community service,” said Lori Redfearn, director, systemwide advancement.

The William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement recognizes students who demonstrate financial need, superior academic performance, and outstanding volunteer community service. This scholarship carries the prestige of the Board of Trustees and acknowledges student accomplishment at its highest level: award winners typically have not only overcome great personal and financial obstacles to excel in school, but also give generously of themselves to help others.

The William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement will provide one scholarship of $6,000 and eighteen scholarships valued at $3,000 in the 2006-07 academic year for students with superior academic performance and exemplary community service. Campus presidents may nominate one applicant per campus.

Since its inception in 1984, 117 students have received the William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement. This distinguished award is funded by personal contributions from the CSU Trustees, friends of the university, and an endowment established by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company has a long history of making charitable grants tailored to the needs of the wide variety of communities it serves. For more information about Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s charitable contributions program, please go to

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 405,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees, about 84,000 annually. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See

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Last Updated: February 15, 2006

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