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ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 2, 2020 — Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison’s service area have been named 2020 Edison Scholars and will be awarded $1.2 million in scholarships by Edison International to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies.

“We are very proud of these students and their outstanding academic achievements,” said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “The scholarships provide financial support to these deserving scholars and their families so they can focus on their studies. We are counting on them to help us innovate and turn big ideas into real-world solutions and we know they have a bright future ahead.”

Each Edison Scholar will receive a $40,000 scholarship — paid over four years — to further their academic pursuit of STEM fields at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university.

The 2020 Edison Scholars are:

Student Name

High School


Zackery Adler

California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Carson

Los Angeles

Santiago Alvillar

South El Monte High School

Los Angeles

Aaron Don Anderson

Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana


Lizbeth Arias

Rancho Mirage High School


Sean Chang

Diamond Bar High School

Los Angeles

Tony Chang

Upland High School

San Bernardino

Devin Cooke

University High School Charter, Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Valentina Costarelli

Quartz Hill High School, Lancaster

Los Angeles

Michael Dugbartey

Summit High School, Fontana

San Bernardino

Jonathan Garcia Renteria

Tulare Union High School


Yesenia Gomez

Buena Park High School


Tristan Griffith

Valley Christian High School, Cerritos

Los Angeles

Erica Hsueh

Northwood High School, Irvine


Paul Irvine

Elsinore High School, Wildomar


Yubin Jee

Irvine High School


Justin Kim

Los Alamitos High School


Matthew Kwon

Portola High School, Irvine


Jimin Lee

Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine


Shin Hyung Lee

Cerritos High School

Los Angeles

Abigail Leyva

Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet, Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Elizabeth Martinez

Santa Monica High School

Los Angeles

Jonathan Martinez

Libra Academy at Marquez Complex, Huntington Park

Los Angeles

Sophia Olmeda

Alhambra High School

Los Angeles

Hye Min Park

Woodbridge High School, Irvine


Luke Phillipps

Oak Hills High School

San Bernardino

Alazne Ramos Flores

Cathedral City High School


Jacob Rodriguez

El Modena High School, Orange


Daniel Silva Rios

Avalon K-12

Los Angeles

Samantha Valdovinos

North High School, Torrance

Los Angeles

Itzel Villanueva

Orange Vista High School, Perris


Half of the scholarship recipients this year will be first-generation college students. Since 2006, more than $11 million in scholarships have been awarded to 670 high school seniors through the Edison Scholars Program.

Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, is one of the largest corporate philanthropic contributors in Southern California and its support of charitable causes, such as the Edison Scholars Program, is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders. SCE customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company donations.

To learn more about the 2020 Edison Scholars, visit

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, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.