There’s Still Time to Apply for a $40,000 Edison Scholarship

Edison International will distribute $1.2 million in scholarships and high school seniors have until this Friday, Jan. 10 to apply for one of the 30 available scholarships.

January 06, 2014 | By Susan Cox

There’s still time.

This Friday, Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for the 2013-14 Edison Scholars Program, which offers $1.2 million in scholarships to high school seniors planning to study a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) curriculum in college.

Thirty scholarships valued at $40,000 each, and paid over four years, will be awarded to Southern California high school seniors who either live in or attend public or private high schools in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service area.

“At Edison International, we realize that higher education is a transformative tool that fuels the future,” said Tammy Tumbling, SCE director of Community Investment and Philanthropy. “As an energy company, we recognize the skills needed for our future workforce and help advance our country.

“The Edison Scholars Program is an excellent opportunity for any high school student in our service area who has a 2.8 GPA or better, and wants to pursue higher education in the STEM fields. If you know high school seniors who qualify and would benefit from the four-year scholarship, please pass the word along and encourage them to apply.”

Students from low-income families are especially encouraged to apply.

Since 2006, Edison International has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to 460 Edison Scholars.

To apply and to get additional information, students are encouraged to go to: Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST, Jan. 10.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in April and recipients may also be eligible for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college. Dependents of Edison International employees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.

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