If your high school senior is planning on majoring in a STEM field in college, have them apply for The Edison Scholars Program. It rewards 30 public and private students with a $40,000 scholarship – given out over four years.
Edison Scholars Program supports the study of math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science, computer science or information systems with renewable scholarships at four-year colleges.
To be eligible, students must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be a current high school senior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
- Live in or attend a public or private high school in areas serviced by Southern California Edison (SCE) or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Consult the lists of eligible high schools below.
- Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S.
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study in one of the following eight (8) majors for the entire 2016-17 academic year:
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Computer Sciences/Information Systems
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Sciences
- Demonstrate financial need.
Preference will be given to students who are first-generation college students and those who have overcome significant obstacles and challenges.
Dependents of Edison International employees or retirees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.
Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2016.