ROSEMEAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), congratulates 30 high school seniors who have been named 2015 Edison Scholars, each winning $40,000 scholarships.
The scholars live in or attend public or private schools in SCE’s service area.
“With this scholarship, we are pleased to provide financial support to these deserving students, allowing them to dream big and pursue their career aspirations in science, technology, engineering or math, also known as STEM,” said Janet Clayton, senior vice president of Corporate Communications for SCE and Edison International. “We applaud these scholars for their exemplary academic achievements.”
Under the $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program, each scholar will be awarded their $40,000 over four years. Recipients may also be eligible for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college. Dependents of Edison International employees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.
As an energy company, Clayton said, Edison International and SCE recognize the skills needed for its future workforce and the country, and subsequently focuses its educational funding on programs that prepare students to excel in the STEM fields.
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded nearly $5.3 million in scholarships to 490 students.
Edison International’s support of charitable causes is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders and SCE customers’ utility-bill payments do not fund company donations.
This year, 2,768 high school seniors applied for the scholarships, an 86-percent increase over the 1,491 that applied last year.
Some students learned of their scholarships during celebratory surprise announcements made by SCE Local Public Affairs representatives at their respective schools.
This year’s Edison Scholars are: Aylin Arreola, Santa Fe H.S., Santa Fe Springs; Chandler Brown, Silverado H.S., Victorville; Kaitlin Brown, City Honors H.S., Inglewood; Brandon Carone, Arcadia H.S., Arcadia; Athena Chen, Diamond Bar H.S., Diamond Bar; Michaela Edwards, Avalon School, Avalon; Darren Fagundes, Central Valley Christian School, Visalia; Mason Gamble, Monache H.S., Porterville; Edward Guzman, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet H.S., Los Angeles; Jose Hernandez-Alvarado, Porterville H.S., Porterville; Jorge Hurtado, Fillmore Senior H.S., Fillmore; Reilly Jensen, High Tech H.S., San Diego; Laura Koemmpel, Porterville H.S., Porterville; Sophia Lee, La Sierra H.S., Riverside; Michelle Lyu, Diamond Bar H.S., Diamond Bar; Kimberly Mejia, John Muir H.S., Pasadena; Ryan Nyberg, Aliso Niguel H.S., Aliso Viejo; Alvaro Quintero, Animo Pat Brown Central H.S., Los Angeles; David Rasmussen, Christian Heritage School, Corona; Isai Rea, King Drew Medical Magnet H.S., Los Angeles; Manuel Rodriguez, Silverado H.S., Victorville; Josue Sanchez, Fontana H.S., Fontana; Ruben Santana, Carson Senior H.S., Carson; Yo Seol, California Academy of Math & Science, Carson; Irene Tang, South Pasadena H.S., South Pasadena; Maria Torres Ramos, Porterville H.S., Porterville; Jennifer Villacis, Pomona Catholic Girls H.S., Pomona; Francisco Villegas, South Gate Senior H.S., South Gate; Ji Whan Yoon, Oxford Academy, Cypress; and Ted Zhu, Walnut H.S., Walnut.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison.