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Jan. 10 is Edison Scholars deadline

Students planning to study STEM can win $40,000

1/9/2014, midnight

Applications for the 2013-2014 Edison Scholars Program, which offers $1.2 million in scholarships to high school seniors planning to study a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) curriculum in college, are due Jan. 10. Thirty scholarships valued at $40,000 each, and paid over four years, will be awarded to Southern California high school seniors who either live in or attend public or private high schools in the utility’s service area.

Applicants must have a 2.8 GPA or better, and students from low-income families are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply and to get additional eligibility information, students are encouraged to go to the website: www.scholarsapply.org/edisonscholarshttps://www.scholarshipamerica.org/edisonscholars. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST, Jan. 10.

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.

Since 2006, Edison International has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to 460 Edison Scholars.

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An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.