Edison International Awards $1.2 Million to 30 High School Seniors Pursuing STEM
Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison's (News - Alert) service area have been named 2021 Edison Scholars and will be awarded $1.2 million in scholarships by Edison International to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies.
"The Edison Scholars class of 2021 is outstanding," said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. "They are navigating school, leading organizations and securing internships, often while balancing jobs. That's difficult in any environment, let alone a pandemic. We are so proud to help these students pursue their STEM dreams."
Each Edison Scholar will receive a $40,000 scholarship - paid over four years - to further their academic pursuit of STEM fields at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university.
The 2021 Edison Scholars are:
Since 2006, more than $12 million in scholarships have been awarded to 700 high school seniors through the Edison Scholars Program.
Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, is one of the largest corporate philanthropic contributors in Southern California. The Edison Scholars Program is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders. SCE customers' utility bill payments do not fund company donations.
All thirty Edison scholars will be celebrated in a virtual reception on May 21, 2021.To learn more about the 2021 Edison Scholars, visit ENERGIZED.EDISON.COM.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE: EIX) is one of the nation's largest electric utility holding companies, providing clean and reliable energy and energy services through its independent companies. Headquartered in Rosemead, California, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison Company, a utility that delivers electricity to 15 million people across Southern, Central and Coastal California. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy, a global energy advisory company delivering comprehensive, data-driven energy solutions to commercial and industrial users to meet their cost, sustainability and risk goals.
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