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.
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.