Edison International offering college scholarships

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Now through Dec. 1, high school seniors with a passion for science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) can apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million scholarship program that awards $40,000 — paid over four years — to each of as many as 30 students seeking to make a difference in the world.

In 2017, four Riverside County students were awarded scholarships.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

• Be a high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.

• Live in Southern California Edison’s service territory.

• Plan to attend a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. for the 2018-19 academic year.

• Plan to enroll in an eligible major in computer and information services, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences.

• Demonstrate financial need.

Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees or retirees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.

Up to 30 awards of $10,000 per year, totaling $40,000 over four years, will be granted.

Awards are renewable for up to three more years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and continued full-time enrollment in one of the designated fields of study at a four-year college and continuation of the program by Edison International.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Visit the Edison website for an application and to start the process at www.insideedison.com/stories/edison-scholars-2018-makers-of-tomorrow.

The application must be submitted electronically on or before Friday, Dec. 1.

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