Mission Statement

The PECG River City Section Philanthropy Committee is dedicated to supporting the education, endeavors, and wellbeing of our PECG members and community. As a fundamental part of PECG’s values, the Committee engages in offering academic scholarships, sponsoring STEM programs, and volunteering for local organizations.

River City Section Scholarships

The PECG River City Section is awarding four $500 scholarships this year. Two scholarships are for our members or their dependents who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, or university in a PECG-related field of study. The other two scholarships are for individuals in our surrounding communities who are currently enrolled in a high school, college, or university in a PECG-related field of study.
Eligibility Criteria:
• For the Member Scholarship, the student must be a PECG member; PECG retired member; and/or a PECG member dependent. A dependent is considered a spouse or child of a PECG member or a PECG retired member.
• Student must be currently enrolled and attending high school or an accredited college or university full-time. This includes community college.
• Student must be pursuing a degree in a PECG related field of study – engineering, geology, or related professional field represented by PECG. High school students should show a strong interest in a PECG related field of study.
• Student must hold at least a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA).
• Applications must be submitted using the AirTable links and all supporting documents must be typewritten.

The applications for the scholarships are below:
River City Member Scholarship Application
Community Scholarship Application

PECG Career Talks (April 2021)

River City Section Philanthropy Committee Members formed an online panel to discuss PECG careers with the Career Technical Education Foundation (CTE). CTE aims to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers by offering career technical education programs in Sonoma County. River City Members had an opportunity to speak to these students about our impactful technical STEM careers in California government and the importance of STEM careers in government. You can watch the Career Talk HERE!

Philantropy Events

No in-person events are planned at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though the Philanthropy Committee is looking into potential opportunities for virtual events. Past events include:

  • American River Clean-Up
  • Sacramento County Academic Decathlon
  • Sacramento Regional Science Bowl
  • Square Root Academy’s Great STEM Summit
  • Square Root Academy’s Hack the Park
  • STEM for Girls

Committee Meetings

The Philanthropy Committee generally meets once a month to plan upcoming philanthropic opportunities, and more frequently when an event approaches. If you are interested in learning more about the Philanthropy Committee, or have suggestions for events, please contact the Karmina Padgett at .