The #FutureisBright with Edison Scholars who will also get an opportunity for a paid summer internship with Southern California Edison.
Submitted by Edison International
ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 14, 2023 /CSRwire/ - Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison’s service area have been named 2023 Edison Scholars and will be awarded a total of $1.5 million in scholarships from Edison International. “I want to do something for the environment and make the world a better place and make an impact on the future,” exclaimed Jackie Li, one of the new Edison Scholars.
The Edison Scholars Program is designed to help students like Li achieve their dreams of pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), cybersecurity or data analytics in college.
“One of my favorite things every year is seeing the faces of our newest Edison Scholars as they receive the news. The surprise visits are always filled with so much emotion, with their loved ones, classmates and school and district staff on hand to share everything from tears to laughter,” said Pedro J. Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “I couldn’t be more impressed with this group. Reading their impact statements gives me hope and confidence that these bright and passionate students are going to help lead the transition to an affordable and equitable clean energy future.”
Beginning this year, the scholarship award increased from $40,000 to $50,000, paid over four years. In addition, Edison Scholars will also be eligible for a paid summer internship with SCE upon completing their first year of school. Scholars must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the required hiring screening.
For the first time since 2019, the students received the scholarship news with in-person surprise check presentations delivered by Edison’s representatives during school events including a pep rally, an open house and in-classroom visits. Surprise highlights can be found here.
SCE will hold a reception on May 5 to celebrate the scholars at the company’s Rosemead headquarters.
Below is a list of the 2023 recipients:
|Adolfo Camarillo High
|South Gate Senior High
|Costa Mesa High
|Options For Youth Pasadena High
|Odyssey STEM Academy
|Arlene Cazares Garcia
|Don Bosco Technical Institute
|West Ranch High
|Santa Monica High
|Tulare Union High
|Mira Costa High
|Palos Verdes High
|South Hills High
|Temple City High
|Cathedral City High
|Gretchen Whitney High
|James A. Garfield High
|Diamond Ranch High
|Antelope Valley High
|Saint Anthony High
Edison International has awarded more than $15 million in scholarships to 760 students through the Edison Scholars Program since 2006. The company is committed to investing in its communities and improving pathways to a STEM education and careers, especially for underrepresented students. Edison Scholars is designed to expose students to clean energy careers and ensure a steady stream of talent as we transition to a clean energy future.
Edison International, the parent company of SCE, is one of the largest corporate philanthropic contributors in Southern California. The Edison Scholars Program is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders.
To learn more, visit the Edison Scholar 2023 Spotlight Page.
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