The $1.2-million program offers 30 scholarships valued at $40,000 each, paid over four years. The scholarships are available to Southern California high school seniors with a 2.8 GPA or above who either live in or attend public or private high schools in Southern California Edison’s service area and plan to pursue college studies in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
“I encourage high school seniors from SCE’s service area who qualify to apply for an Edison scholarship,” stated Tammy Tumbling, director of Philanthropy and Community Investment for SCE. “As an energy company, we recognize the skills needed for our future workforce and to advance our country, and so our scholarship program is geared to students preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM.”
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to more than 400 Edison Scholars.
“We place special emphasis on awarding scholarships to underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM because our philosophy of giving is that all people should have opportunities to do well,” Tumbling stated.
To apply and to get additional eligibility information, visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars/
Scholarship recipients will be announced in April, and recipients may also be eligible for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college. Dependents of Edison International employees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.