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Edison Accepting Applications for STEM Focused Scholarship

High school seniors who are planning to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields in college may be eligible for one of several $40,000 scholarships being offered by Edison International (EIX), parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), under the 2013-14 Edison Scholars Programs.

$1.2 million in scholarships will be awarded to 30 Southern California students who either live in or attend public or private high schools in SCE’s service area. Applicants must be planning to pursue college studies in the STEM fields. The $40,000 grants will be paid out over four years, according to SCE.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 10, 2014.

“The Edison Scholars Program is an excellent opportunity for any high school student in our service area who has a 2.8 GPA or better and wants to pursue higher education in the STEM fields,” said Tammy Tumbling, director of Philanthropy and Community Investment for SCE. “If you know high school seniors who qualify and would benefit from the four-year scholarship, please pass the word along and encourage them to apply.”

Since 2006, Edison International has awarded almost $4 million in scholarships to 460 students.

“At Edison International, we realize that higher education is a transformative tool that fuels the future,” Tumbling said. “As an energy company, we recognize the skills needed for our future workforce and to help advance our country.”

To apply or get more information about the program, visit www.scholarsapply.org/edisonscholars. Scholarship recipients will be announced in April 2014 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 for the Edison Scholars Program.