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ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 19, 2016 —Thirty high school seniors have learned their passion for science, technology, engineering or math — known as STEM — has paid off with each winning a $40,000 scholarship from Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison.
This year’s scholarship recipients are: Ulysses Acero, Montebello H.S.; Sun Hyuk Ahn, Quartz Hill H.S.; Nathan Ayala, Santa Fe H.S.; Sarah Cavin, El Dorado H.S., Placentia; Brian Chiou, Temple City H.S.; Tyler Corrales, Loma Linda Academy; Naedum Domnwachukwu, Chino Hills H.S.; Kelton Hardrict Jr., Whitney H.S., Cerritos; Cesar Hernandez, McFarland H.S., McFarland; Lexli Jasso, Channel Island H.S.; Alexis Joo, Palos Verdes H.S.; Kendal Lake, Palisades Charter H.S.; Crystal Lin, Vista Murrieta H.S., Murrieta; Jasmin Martinez, Delano H.S., Delano; Miriam Melendez, Polytechnic H.S., Long Beach; Luz Memije, Lakeside H.S., Lake Elsinore; William Moore, Bishop Union H.S.; Long Nguyen, Valley H.S., Santa Ana; Tiffany Nguyen, La Quinta H.S., Westminster; Maria Nunez, Fontana H.S.; Esmeralda Osorio, Santa Ana H.S.; Albert Panuco, Mountain View H.S., El Monte; Jennifer Rodela, Leuzinger H.S., Lawndale; and Jennifer Sanchez, Norwalk H.S.
Additional winners include: Amir Shahatit, Citrus Valley H.S., Redlands; Sierra Stevens, Yorba Linda H.S.; Melissa Torres, Garfield H.S., Los Angeles; Emma Van Fossen, Hanford H.S.; Alexis Villa-Tavera, San Marcos H.S., Santa Barbara; and Noeli Zarate, Santa Ana H.S.
Students were notified of their scholarships April 8-15, some during SCE surprise visits to their schools.
Each year, the $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program awards $40,000 scholarships paid over four years to 30 high school seniors who want to become engineers — electrical, mechanical, civil, computer, industrial, computer sciences/info system, environmental or environmental sciences — and plan to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering or math full time at a four-year college or university.
These newest Edison Scholars bring to 550 the total number of students in SCE’s service territory awarded $6.5 million in scholarships from Edison International since 2006.
“As an energy company, Edison International is committed to helping students develop the skills and knowledge they need in science, technology, engineering or math to thrive in the future workforce,” said Tammy Tumbling, director of Philanthropy and Community Investment for SCE.
Edison Scholars are also eligible to apply for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college.
Edison International’s 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. In addition, dependents of Edison International and SCE 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 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.