ROSEMEAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–High school seniors driven to make a difference through science,
technology, engineering or math (STEM) still have time to apply for
Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
Each year, Edison International, the parent company of Southern
California Edison, helps students dream big and achieve their academic
goals by awarding $40,000
scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students
planning to major in STEM fields at four-year colleges and universities.
Scholarship applications are being accepted through Feb. 1.
Eligible students must live in or attend a public or private high school
in SCE’s service
territory or attend an eligible high school surrounding SCE’s San
Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Visit scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars
for a list of designated high schools.
Applicants must plan to be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in
one of the following STEM fields: mathematics, engineering, computer and
information services, management information systems, natural resources
and conservation and physical sciences.
“Edison International funds educational programs and scholarships
of our priorities is helping to nurture scholars of tomorrow,” said
Tami Bui, SCE’s principal manager of Corporate Philanthropy. “The Edison
Scholars Program provides financial support that lets students attend
colleges and universities they thought were out of reach, and allows
them to focus on their studies rather than worry about how they’re going
to pay for school.”
Since 2006, Edison International has financially supported 550 students’
higher education by giving out nearly $6.5 million in scholarships.
Applicants must be a high school senior, have at least a cumulative 3.0
GPA and demonstrate financial need. To apply and get additional
eligibility information, students are encouraged to visit: scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars.
Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are
encouraged to apply.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Recipients may also
for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of
Edison International’s support of charitable causes, such as the Edison
Scholars Program, is funded entirely by Edison International
shareholders. SCE customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company
donations, and dependents of Edison International and SCE employees are
not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a
generator and distributor of electric power, as well as a provider of
energy services and technologies, including renewable energy.
Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent
company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest