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

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