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ROSEMEAD, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 — Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), announces the application period for its 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program begins today and runs through Feb. 1.
The $1.2-million program, which offers 30 scholarships valued at $40,000 each paid over four years, is for Southern California high school seniors with a 2.8 GPA or above who either live in or attend public or private high schools in SCE’s service area and plan to pursue college studies in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
“I encourage high school seniors from SCE’s service area who qualify to apply for an Edison scholarship. As an energy company, we recognize the skills needed for our future workforce and to advance our country, and so our scholarship program is geared to students preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM,” said Tammy Tumbling, director of Philanthropy and Community Investment for SCE.
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to more than 400 Edison Scholars.
“We place special emphasis on awarding scholarships to underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM because our philosophy of giving is that all people should have opportunities to do well,” Tumbling said.
To apply and to get additional eligibility information, students are encouraged to go to: https://www.scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars/.
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.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.
Edison International’s support of charitable causes is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders. The company’s community donations are part of its commitment as a leading corporate citizen. Southern California Edison (SCE) customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company donations.