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OUR VALUES BE a great neighbor


The PGE Foundation awards more than $560,000 to support education programs


In support of education programs across our region, the PGE Foundation awarded $568,857 to more than 40 organizations in the first quarter of 2018.


Together, these grants support the Foundation’s goal of helping students prepare to succeed in college and careers through CTE-STEM and workforce programs.


In one case, $25,000 was awarded to high-achieving and financially limited Portland State University Honors College students. This grant funds scholarships for students to develop smart city projects.


Second-year PSU student and PGE scholarship recipient, Henderson Hummel, says he is passionate about the environment and that this scholarship is helping alleviate the pressure of tuition costs.


“I’m working my way through school,” says Hummel. “This scholarship means that I’m able to take a lighter load at work and focus on my studies.”


As Hummel begins work on smart city projects, he is optimistic about the future. “I’m excited about seeing how my computer science major can influence sustainability,” he says. “That industry can produce a lot of waste, so I am looking forward to helping build more sustainable practices into the field.”


In the first quarter, PGE Foundation has granted more than $120,000 to support scholarships at our local colleges and universities.


Significant awards in the first quarter


FOUNDATIONS FOR A BETTER OREGON, $25,000: To support equity, quality and accountability in Oregon’s public schools.


OHSU FOUNDATION, $25,000: To provide science education opportunities for students in Portland, Woodburn and Warm Springs.


SALEM SCHOOLS FOUNDATION, $25,000: To support the Career and Technical Education Center in Salem.


CONSTRUCTING HOPE PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM, $10,000: To expand construction career training and implement a mentorship program.


THE SCHOOL FOUNDATION, $7,500: To support STEM


classroom grant requests from high-need schools in Bend-La Pine schools.


To see the full list of first quarter grant recipients visit PGEFoundation.org


Henderson Hummel, a second- year PSU student and PGE scholarship recipient.


Portland State University Honors College students who were awarded with a PGE scholarship to develop smart city projects.


CHECK OUT THE PGE FOUNDATION’S ANNUAL REPORT Did you know the PGE Foundation awarded $1,166,824 in grants to organizations across Oregon last year? Check out our 2017 Annual Report on PGEFoundation.org to learn more about the Foundation’s work in the areas of education, healthy families and arts & culture.


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