Thirty high school seniors from the class of 2019 have been named Edison Scholars and will be awarded $1.2 million in scholarships to dream big and power the future through science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies by Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison.
Sixty-three percent of the 2019 seniors will be first-generation college students. Each Edison Scholar will receive $40,000 — paid over four years — to further their academic pursuit of STEM fields at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university.
The 2019 Edison Scholars are:
Christian Alexandra, Hawthorne Math & Science Academy, Los Angeles; Carissa Castro, Edgewood High School, West Covina, Los Angeles; Hannah Chen, Gretchen Whitney High School, Cerritos, Los Angeles; Simran Chopra, Nogales High School, La Puente, Los Angeles; Ana Cortez, Pioneer High School, Whittier, Los Angeles; Andy Cristales, South Gate High School, Los Angeles; Emely Gutierrez, Marlborough School, Los Angeles; Ramzy Issa, North High School, Torrance, Los Angeles; Youngeun Kim, Palos Verdes High School, Los Angeles; Jesse Leal, California Academy of Math and Science, Carson, Los Angeles; Tina Li, Covina High School, Los Angeles; Alan Lopez Lopez, Lynwood High School, Los Angeles; Katie Richards, Santa Monica High School, Los Angeles; Benjamin Chang , Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange; Marley Hughes, Los Alamitos High School, Orange; Jimin Lee, Cypress High School, Orange; Karen Ly, La Quinta High School, Westminster, Orange; Daniel Lyzenga, La Habra High School, Orange; Lauren Mard, Valencia High School, Placentia, Orange; Nnaemeka Anyanwu, Santiago High School, Corona, Riverside; Samantha Galvan, Heritage High School, Menifee, Riverside; Huma Khan, Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside; Carlie Lin, Vista Murrieta High School, Riverside; Aylin Figueroa Uribe, Cathedral City High School, Riverside; Jashandeep Lobana, Henry J. Kaiser High School, Fontana, San Bernardino; Jacqueline Wang, Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino; Andy Garcia, Granite Hills High School, Porterville, Tulare; Samantha Torres, Tulare Union High School, Tulare; Jorge Acevedo, Fillmore High School, Ventura; David Pulido, Oxnard High School, Ventura.
“I’m always impressed when I meet these students who have already accomplished so much academically and I’m hopeful for all that lies ahead for them and their families,” said Pedro J. Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “We applaud these deserving scholars and know that these scholarships will provide financial support as they pursue their dreams.”
With the addition of the 2019 Edison Scholars, Edison International has awarded an estimated $9.9 million in scholarships to 640 students through the Edison Scholars Program since 2006.
Edison International is one of the largest charitable 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 2019 Edison Scholars, visit on.edison.com/2019EdisonScholars.