Feb. 1 Deadline Approaches for the $1.2 Million Edison Scholars Program

January 19, 2016

Media Contact: Susan Cox, (626) 302-2255    

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 — Attention high school seniors. Don’t miss your chance to earn a $40,000 scholarship.

Seniors dreaming of becoming engineers and planning to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in college have until Feb. 1 to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.

Thirty high school students in Southern California Edison’s service territory will each be awarded a $40,000 scholarship from Edison International, the parent company of SCE. Since 2006, 520 students have received $5.3 million in scholarships.

“We strongly encourage high school seniors from SCE’s service area who will be pursuing STEM studies in college to apply for the Edison scholarship,” said Tammy Tumbling, SCE’s director of Philanthropy and Community Investment. “We know that the costs associated with STEM education are high and can be a deterrent for underserved, low-income students. That’s why we offer 30 scholarships — so we can help a greater number of students realize their dreams.”

Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above and either live in or attend public or private high schools in SCE’s service area. High school seniors must demonstrate financial need and plan to be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, computer sciences/info system, environmental engineering or environmental sciences at a four-year college or university.

Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply and get additional eligibility information, students are encouraged to go to: scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Edison Scholars may also be eligible 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 Southern California Edison

An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.  

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