Edison International and CSUSB Seek to Inspire Students with Scholarships for STEM or STEM-Related Majors

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation has been awarded $75,000 in STEM scholarships from Edison International to encourage qualified students to pursue education in STEM or STEM-related majors.

The scholarship funds will pay for tuition and other related expenses to support economically disadvantaged, underrepresented, academically qualified students with about 75 percent of the funds to be disbursed among College of Natural Sciences students in Project STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and 25 percent will be disbursed to students involved in the Center for Enhancement of Mathematics Education program.

“We are grateful to Edison for their continued support of our students to pursue STEM majors and we hope ultimately careers in STEM-related fields,” said CSUSB Provost Shari McMahan. “These scholarships will complement the hard work, dedication and innovation of our faculty to encourage and inspire our students taking STEM courses.”

The scholarships will be awarded to 20 qualified students with award amounts of approximately $2,670, with up to six qualified students receiving approximately $2,968. The targeted students are minority, low-income and underrepresented students in STEM and STEM-related majors. The selected scholarship recipients will receive grant award notifications in the 2018­19 academic year.

Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities. Edison International, through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power, energy services, technologies and renewable energy.

California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit inside.csusb.edu.

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