Edison International Announces 12 Winners of Inaugural Lineworker Scholarship

August 16, 2021

Media Contact: Taelor Bakewell, (626) 302-2255

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 17, 2021 — Edison International recently announced 12 winners of the first Lineworker Scholarship to help increase diversity in skilled trades. 

The inaugural scholarship is focused on attracting Black talent in the craft lineworker space. Awardees will attend Los Angeles Trade-Technical College’s six-month program to receive a Powerline Mechanic Certificate (additional classes may be needed for required prerequisites) and another program to obtain their Class A license. Tuition and tools will be covered by the scholarship as well as support services as needed, such as transportation and childcare.  

“We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to 12 outstanding candidates,” said Caroline Choi, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs for Edison International and Southern California Edison. “SCE serves one of the most diverse populations in the country and it’s important our workforce reflects that. I look forward to seeing the amazing things these scholars will accomplish throughout the program.”  

From a pool of over 100 applicants, the 2021 Edison International Lineworker Scholarship recipients are:  

Name 

City 

Vincent Barney 

Los Angeles 

Donald Boyd  

Los Angeles 

Daniel Gannon-Scales 

Adelanto 

Djon Greer 

Rancho Cucamonga 

Omar Harris-Womack 

Las Vegas 

Ronald Howard 

Los Angeles 

Jared Jones 

Riverside 

Daren Lewis 

Los Angeles 

Zuriel Moreland 

Riverside 

Michael Smith 

Fontana 

Anthony Taylor 

Moreno Valley 

Keith Turner  

Gardena 

 
“A diverse applicant pool and workforce that reflect the communities we serve make for better business,” Choi added. With that in mind, Edison International issued a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report last August committing to a multipronged diversity initiative that included funding a Lineworker Scholarship program. 

As part of this commitment, Edison International developed a four-year, $1-million pilot scholarship program to provide scholarships and additional support totaling up to $25,000 per recipient. 

The next application program will be open in April. Applicants are encouraged to visit edison.com/eixlineworkerscholarship to stay up to date on next year’s eligibility requirements.  

 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, a global energy advisory company delivering comprehensive, data-driven energy solutions to commercial and industrial users to meet their cost, sustainability and risk goals.