Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, congratulates 30 high school seniors who have been named 2016 Edison Scholars, each winning a $40,000 scholarship.
Students learned of their scholarship award April 11-15 when SCE staffers made notifications that included surprise visits to some schools.
“Congratulations to these deserving Edison Scholars,” said Janet Clayton, senior vice president of Corporate Communications for Edison International and SCE. “Their academic excellence has earned each of them a $40,000 scholarship. We wish them continued success as they pursue studies in science, technology, engineering or math.”
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, the STEM fields, full time at a four-year college or university.
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded $5.3 million in scholarships to 520 students in its service territory.
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.