Edison International offers STEM scholarships
OW Staff Writer | 11/30/2018, midnight
The clock’s ticking but there’s still time to apply for one of Edison International’s $40,000 scholarships awarded to high school seniors who want to make a difference in the world through science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies.
Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, invites students to apply for its $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. Each scholar receives a $40,000 scholarship, paid over four years, to 30 high school seniors planning to major in STEM fields at four-year accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Scholarship applications are now being accepted through Dec. 14.
Applicants must live in SCE’s service territory and plan to be a full-time undergraduate college freshman majoring in a STEM field in fall 2019. Eligible students must be a high school senior, have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees and retirees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.
To apply and get additional eligibility information, visit: .edisonscholars.com
Scholarship recipients will be announced next spring. They may also be eligible for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college.
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded more than $8.7 million in scholarships to 610 students’ higher education through the Edison Scholars Program.
Edison International’s support of charitable causes, including the Edison Scholars Program, is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders. SCE customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company donations.
Edison International, 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, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.