Southern California Edison expands scholarship program eligibility
Science, technology, engineering and math
ROSEMEAD, Calif.—Edison International announced today it is expanding the number of awardees in its scholarship program to include students in 14 states where the company generates and distributes electricity.
Also, the requirements have been changed so that recipients can attend any accredited university in the United States.
"We recognize the significance of a college education, and expanding this program allows more young people to pursue academic opportunities,'' said Theodore F. Craver Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Edison International.
"These scholarships will help broaden students' educational experiences, providing a solid foundation that will serve them well in an increasingly competitive employment environment,'' he said.
The Edison Scholars program will award 125 scholarships this year to coincide with the company's 125th anniversary. Previously, the company offered up to 75 scholarships annually, and they were available only to eligible residents in the service territory of Edison's subsidiary, Rosemead-based
Southern California Edison.
Applications will be accepted through March 15 from eligible students living in SCE's service territory in California, as well as pupils in designated schools in Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming where Edison International's Edison Mission Group and Midwest
Generation provide service.
For the first time in the program's history, selected scholarship recipients may attend any accredited four-year college or university in the country.
The Edison Scholars program focuses on students studying science, technology, engineering and math. Each selected high school senior will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship.
Awards are renewable an additional three years for a total of $10,000, provided recipients meet all eligibility requirements.
• Be high school seniors who live, or attend a public or private school, in areas serviced by SCE, or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
• Be high school seniors who attend an eligible school in designated areas serviced by EMG and its subsidiaries
• Be planning to attend an accredited four-year college in the U.S.
• Be full-time students majoring in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science or computer science/information systems
• Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher
• Be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
• Demonstrate financial need.
Winners will be notified in June. A downloadable application and more details about the Edison Scholars program, including lists of eligible schools and colleges, can be found at www.edison.com/edisonscholars.
ROSEMEAD, Calif.—March 15 is the deadline for Southern California high school seniors and students in 13 other states to apply for Edison International scholarships worth up to $10,000.
A total of 125 winners will be awarded $2,500 scholarships, renewable for an additional three years for a total of $10,000, according to Southern California Edison, whose parent company is celebrating 125 years in business.
A grateful John Edward Smith happily joined a small group of family and friends at his exoneration party Saturday, where he was welcomed with applause, cheers, and tears of relief. Smith was exonerated on Sept. 24 after spending 19 years in state prisons, most recently at Calipatria State Prison in Imperial County for a crime he did not commit.
“Thank you everyone for getting me back to my grandmother,” said the 37-year-old man. “She was the source of my faith and strength.”
ROSEMEAD, Calif.—Growing up in Tema on the Atlantic coast of Ghana, Ewurabena Mensa-Wood had the dream of one day becoming a pilot. “There were no women flying in Ghana when I was growing up,” she said. “I raised a few eyebrows whenever I brought the subject up.”
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—The siren system that alerts neighboring communities in the event of an emergency at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will undergo annual testing next week, Southern California Edison announced today.
On Oct. 19 between 10 a.m. and noon, 50 sirens located in the communities around the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station—including Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Camp Pendleton—will be activated several times for about three minutes each time.
The Watts Learning Center Charter Middle School is holding summer session for students in grades six to eight through Aug. 12, and the focus is on science, technology, engineering and math.
The free educational program, operating from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday-Friday, will particularly focus on teaching science and will give the youngsters a head start on what they will learn next school year.
Sign-ups are still being accepted, and parents are being urged to go to the school, 1265 E. 112th St., Los Angeles, and enroll their child.