Edison offers big bucks scholarships to college-bound STEM students

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College-bound high school seniors planning to major in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering or math — have until Dec. 1 to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.

The Rosemead-based parent company of Southern California Edison will award $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 scholars enrolled in a four-year accredited U.S. college or university after high school graduation.

Applicants must live in SCE’s service territory and plan to be a full- time undergraduate student majoring in one of the following STEM fields: mathematics, engineering, computer and information services, management information systems, natural resources and conservation and physical sciences. Eligible students must also be a high school senior, have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

Since 2006, Edison International has awarded more than $7.5 million in scholarships toward 580 students’ higher education through the Edison Scholars Program.

–City News Service