By Southern California Edison
There’s still time for high school seniors whose dreams are to power the future and make a difference through the study of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) to apply for Edison International’s $1.2-million 2020 Edison Scholars Program (www.edison.com/home/community/edison-scholars.html).
The scholarship application deadline is Dec. 16. To apply and obtain additional eligibility information, visit edisonscholars.com.
Each year, Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), awards $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students who plan to major in designated STEM fields at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university. See the list of eligible STEM majors at https://apply.scholarsapply.org/uploads/EDISON/Majors.pdf.
Applicants must live in SCE’s service area (www.sce.com/about-us/who-we-are/leadership/our-service-territory) and plan to be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in a STEM field. Eligible students also 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.
Scholarship recipients will be announced next spring. They may also be eligible for summer internships (https://energized.edison.com/stories/video-edison-scholars-navigate-the-real-world-as-interns) at SCE after completing their second year of college.
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded an estimated $9.9 million in scholarships to 640 students 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.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), 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, California, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.