High school seniors who have their sights set on becoming engineers and plan to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in college still have time to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
The deadline is Feb. 1.
Each year, Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, awards 30 high school students in SCE’s service territory a $40,000 scholarship paid over four years. Since 2006, Edison International has awarded $5.3 million in scholarships to 520 Edison Scholars.
“We strongly encourage high school seniors from SCE’s service area who will be pursuing STEM studies in college to apply for the Edison Scholarship,” said Tammy Tumbling, SCE’s director of Philanthropy and Community Investment. “We know that the costs associated with STEM education are high and can be a deterrent for underserved, low-income students. That’s why we offer 30 scholarships — so we can help a greater number of students realize their dreams.”
Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above and either live in or attend public or private high schools in SCE’s service area. High school seniors must demonstrate financial need and plan to be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, computer sciences/info system, environmental engineering or environmental sciences at a four-year college or university.
Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply and get additional eligibility information, students are encouraged to go to scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Edison Scholars may also be eligible 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 employees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.