January 19, 2007

Awards for promising students with high potential for collegiate success.

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2007—Edison International (EIX), provider of thousands of scholarships to California students over the past 46 years, again is accepting applications for the Edison Scholars program from high school seniors planning to attend a college or university in the fall.

The four-year, $10,000 scholarships will be awarded in May 2007 to promising students with a financial need.  Award recipients will receive $2,500 per year, renewable for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.  Students can obtain  application information at www.edison.com/education

Scholarship applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 12, 2007. The scholarship selection process will be administered by Scholarship America®, the largest private-sector scholarship and educational support organization in the nation.

“Edison has a long tradition of supporting education,” said Barbara Parsky, vice president of corporate communications for Edison International and Southern California Edison (SCE), Edison’s utility unit.   “These scholarships will be awarded to students based on their financial need, academic record, and their potential for success.”

Eligible public high school applicants must:

  •  Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 to 3.5 on a possible 4.0 scale, or the equivalent;
  • Have met California State University placement standards for entry-level baccalaureate coursework as defined by the Early Assessment Program test results  and/or have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test or ACT exams;
  • Plan to major as a full-time* student in one of the following disciplines: math, physics, chemistry, engineering (electrical, computer, chemical, or mechanical), materials science, computer science/formation systems, business, or economics; (Health sciences such as nursing or pre-medicine are not eligible.)
  • Plan to attend a four-year college in or adjacent to SCE’s service area;**
  • Live in or attend a public or private high school in an area served by SCE***; and 
  • Be a citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.

Information can be obtained from Edison’s community involvement department at education@sce.com, or by contacting Scholarship America, a nonprofit educational support and student-aid service organization, at:

Edison Scholars Program
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297
Saint Peter, MN  56082
(800) 537-4180

*Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.
**For a list of eligible colleges, please go to www.edison.com/education.
***For a list of eligible public or private high schools, please go to www.edison.com/education.

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Based in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International (NYSE: EIX) is the parent company of Southern California Edison and Edison Mission Group.