By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The clock is ticking, but there’s still time for high school seniors — the makers of tomorrow — to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
Now through Dec. 1, students who dream of making a difference and powering the future using science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) ingenuity, are invited to apply for a $40,000 scholarship — paid over four years — to 30 scholars enrolled in a four-year accredited U.S. college or university after high school graduation. Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, awards the scholarships.
Applicants must live in SCE’s service territory and plan to be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in one of the following STEM fields: mathematics, engineering, computer and information services, management information systems, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences. Eligible students must also be a high school senior, have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded more than $7.5 million in scholarships toward 580 students’ higher education through the Edison Scholars Program. Edison International is one of the largest charitable contributors in Southern California, investing $20 million in local communities annually.
Edison International’s support of charitable causes, including the Edison Scholars Program, is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders. SCE customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company donations.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power, as well as a provider of energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.