ROSEMEAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison,
congratulates 30 high school seniors who have been named 2016 Edison
Scholars, each winning a $40,000 scholarship.
Students will learn
of their scholarship award April 11-15 when SCE staffers make
notifications that will include surprise visits to some schools.
“Congratulations to these deserving Edison Scholars,” said Janet
Clayton, senior vice president of Corporate Communications for Edison
International and SCE. “Their academic excellence has earned each of
them a $40,000 scholarship. We wish them continued success as they
pursue studies in science, technology, engineering or math.”
Each year, the $1.2 million Edison
Scholars Program awards $40,000 scholarships paid over four years to
30 high school seniors who want to become engineers — electrical,
mechanical, civil, computer, industrial, computer sciences/info system,
environmental or environmental sciences — and plan to pursue studies in
science, technology, engineering or math, the STEM fields, full time at
a four-year college or university.
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded $5.3 million in
scholarships to 520
students in its service territory.
Edison Scholars are also eligible
to apply 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 and SCE
employees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.
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, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.
Susan Cox, (626) 302-2255