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ROSEMEAD, Calif., March 7, 2024Applications for scholarships up to $25,000 are now being accepted for the 2024 Edison International Lineworker Scholarship Program. Funded by Edison International shareholders and IBEW Local 47, this scholarship is focused on growing Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American and female representation in Southern California Edison’s skilled workforce.  

Lineworkers are among the front lines of our workforce that is safely delivering reliable power to the 15 million residents in Southern California Edison’s service area and making the clean energy transition possible,” said Heather Rivard, SCE’s senior vice president of Transmission and Distribution. “The Lineworker Scholarship Program opens the door to a rewarding and enriching career.”

Launched in 2021, the program has awarded over 35 scholarships and has enhanced representation among the SCE skilled trade workforce. SCE serves one of the country’s most diverse populations and strives to have a workforce that reflects the communities it serves.

To anyone interested in line work, just go for it,” said 2021 scholarship recipient Donald Boyd. Youre going to inspire many people to join this skilled trade with purpose and meaning. Being a lineworker means working safely to keep the communitys lights on. I look forward to advancing in my career and teaching the next generation of lineworkers how to do this job safely.

Graduates are eligible for entry-level, skilled trade positions at SCE once they complete the Powerline Mechanic Certificate Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, obtain a Class A driver’s license and complete SCE pre-employment requirements. Jobs will be located within SCE’s 50,000-square-mile service area, which may require graduates to relocate for their positions. The Lineworker Scholarship covers the cost of tuition, tools and support services, such as housing, transportation and childcare, needed to complete the requirements, up to $25,000 per recipient.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Self-identifying as Black, Asian Pacific Islander, Native American or female 
  • Enrolling at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for fall 2024 
  • Enrolling in the Powerline Mechanic Certificate Program 
  • Having a high school diploma or GED equivalent 
  • Being eligible to work in the U.S. 
  • Possessing a valid driver’s license and being eligible to obtain a Class A license (must be 18 years of age)

Military veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply for the program is May 10 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. To apply or get additional information, please visit

About Edison International 
Edison International (NYSE: EIX) is one of the nation’s largest electric utility holding companies, providing clean and reliable energy and energy services through its independent companies. Headquartered in Rosemead, California, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison Company, a utility that delivers electricity to 15 million people across Southern, Central and Coastal California. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy
LLC, a global energy advisory firm providing integrated sustainability and energy solutions to commercial, industrial and institutional customers.