The application period for the 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program began Wednesday and runs through Feb. 1, Southern California Edison parent company Edison International announced this week.
Students from underserved communities and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply for the $1.2 million program, which offers 30 scholarships valued at $40,000 each paid over four years.
“As an energy company, we recognize the skills needed for our future workforce and to advance our country, and so our scholarship program is geared to students preparing for careers in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM,” said Tammy Tumbling, SCE’s director of Philanthropy and Community Investment.
“We place special emphasis on awarding scholarships to underrepresented students pursuing careers in STEM because our philosophy of giving is that all people should have opportunities to do well,” Tumbling said.
Applicants must be high school seniors with a GPA of 2.8 or above who either live in or attend public or private high schools in SCE’s service area and plan to pursue college studies in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in April and 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.
Since 2006, Edison International has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships to more than 400 Edison Scholars. To apply and to get additional eligibility information, visit Edison’s website.
— City News Service