Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, is looking for students with big dreams eager to help power the future. Each year, the company awards $40,000 Edison Scholars scholarships to 30 students studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
You must be a current high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher and living in or attending school in an area serviced by Southern California Edison.
You plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S and major in one of the following STEM fields: mathematics, engineering, computer and information services, management information systems, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences.
Students who can demonstrate financial need are preferred, especially first-generation college students who have overcome significant challenges.
Application Deadline: Feb. 1
“Edison International funds educational programs and scholarships because one of our priorities is helping to nurture scholars of tomorrow,” said Tami Bui, SCE’s principal manager of Corporate Philanthropy. “The Edison Scholars Program provides financial support that lets students attend colleges and universities they thought were out of reach, and allows them to focus on their studies rather than worry about how they’re going to pay for school.”
Since 2006, Edison International has financially supported 550 students’ higher education by giving out nearly $6.5 million in scholarships.
Applicants must be a high school senior, have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. To apply and get additional eligibility information, students are encouraged to visit: scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars. Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Recipients 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, and dependents of Edison International and SCE employees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.
Last modified: December 8, 2016