Michael Dugbartey (Courtesy Photo)

Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison’s service area have been named 2020 Edison Scholars and will be awarded $1.2 million in scholarships by Edison International to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies. 

 “We are very proud of these students and their outstanding academic achievements,” said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “The scholarships provide financial support to these deserving scholars and their families so they can focus on their studies. We are counting on them to help us innovate and turn big ideas into real-world solutions and we know they have a bright future ahead.” 

 Each Edison Scholar will receive a $40,000 scholarship — paid over four years — to further their academic pursuit of STEM fields at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university. 

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 The 2020 Edison Scholars are: 


Student Name  High School  County 
Zackery Adler  California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Carson  Los Angeles 
Santiago Alvillar  South El Monte High School  Los Angeles 
Aaron Don Anderson  Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana  Orange 
Lizbeth Arias  Rancho Mirage High School  Riverside 
Sean Chang  Diamond Bar High School  Los Angeles 
Tony Chang  Upland High School  San Bernardino 
Devin Cooke  University High School Charter, Los Angeles  Los Angeles 
Valentina Costarelli  Quartz Hill High School, Lancaster  Los Angeles 
Michael Dugbartey  Summit High School, Fontana  San Bernardino 
Jonathan Garcia Renteria  Tulare Union High School  Tulare 
Yesenia Gomez  Buena Park High School  Orange 
Tristan Griffith  Valley Christian High School, Cerritos  Los Angeles 
Erica Hsueh  Northwood High School, Irvine  Orange 
Paul Irvine  Elsinore High School, Wildomar  Riverside 
Yubin Jee  Irvine High School  Orange 
Justin Kim  Los Alamitos High School  Orange 
Matthew Kwon  Portola High School, Irvine  Orange 
Jimin Lee  Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine  Orange 
Shin Hyung Lee  Cerritos High School  Los Angeles 
Abigail Leyva  Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet, Los Angeles  Los Angeles 
Elizabeth Martinez  Santa Monica High School  Los Angeles 
Jonathan Martinez  Libra Academy at Marquez Complex, Huntington Park  Los Angeles 
Sophia Olmeda  Alhambra High School  Los Angeles 
Hye Min Park  Woodbridge High School, Irvine  Orange 
Luke Phillipps  Oak Hills High School  San Bernardino 
Alazne Ramos Flores  Cathedral City High School  Riverside 
Jacob Rodriguez  El Modena High School, Orange  Orange 
Daniel Silva Rios  Avalon K-12  Los Angeles 
Samantha Valdovinos  North High School, Torrance  Los Angeles 
Itzel Villanueva  Orange Vista High School, Perris  Riverside 


Half of the scholarship recipients this year will be first-generation college students. Since 2006, more than $11 million in scholarships have been awarded to 670 high school seniors through the Edison Scholars Program. 

 Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, is one of the largest corporate philanthropic contributors in Southern California and its 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. 

 To learn more about the 2020 Edison Scholars, visit edison.com/2020EdisonScholars.