Kennedy senior awarded PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship

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John F. Kennedy High School senior Wenyu Ma is one of 10 California students to win the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship. The scholarship covers up to $100,000 in college tuition and expenses.

Ma was surprised during class by the arrival of PG&E executives carrying an oversized check on May 26. 

“I am so thankful for this scholarship,” she said. “It will really help my family help me in reaching my educational goals. I also want to thank everyone who has helped me — classmates, teachers, principals, people in the community — in small ways with homework or classes or applications. I would not be here without your support.”

Ma moved to the US from China six years ago and worked hard to overcome language barriers in school. In the fall, she will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she will study energy resources engineering.