"As the daughter of field workers, I knew that the only way to get ahead in life was to earn an education. Thanks to Edison, I am."
– Diana Valenzuela, age 18
College Scholarships for Students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Through our signature scholarship program, Edison Scholars, we have awarded nearly $5.3 million in scholarships to 490 students since 2006. This year, we awarded $1.2 million in scholarships to 30 high school seniors who plan to pursue college studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Each scholarship is valued at $40,000 and is payable over four years. Applications are accepted each year from approximately Oct. 1 to Feb. 1.
Higher education is a transformative tool that fuels the future.
About Edison Scholars
Edison Scholars is designed to help minority, low-income and under-represented students in Southern California pay for college studies in STEM fields, helping them develop skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the workforce of the future. As Edison Scholars, the students may also be eligible for summer internships at Edison and can get paired with professionals at our companies for mentoring and guidance throughout the students' years on campus.
Meet the 2015 Edison Scholars
For most of these young people, learning that they won the $40,000 scholarship was one of the most exciting events of their lives, and the start of a new journey toward achievement and success.
- Aylin Arreola, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
- Chandler Brown, Silverado High School, Victorville, Calif.
- Kaitlin Brown, City Honors High School, Inglewood, Calif.
- Brandon Carone, Arcadia High School, Arcadia, Calif.
- Athena Chen, Diamond Bar High School, Diamond Bar, Calif.
- Michaela Edwards, Avalon School, Avalon, Calif.
- Darren Fagundes, Central Valley Christian School, Visalia, Calif.
- Mason Gamble, Monache High School, Porterville, Calif.
- Edward Guzman, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Jose Hernandez-Alvarado, Porterville High School, Porterville, Calif.
- Jorge Hurtado, Fillmore Senior High School, Fillmore, Calif.
- Reilly Jensen, High Tech High School, San Diego, Calif.
- Laura Koemmpel, Porterville High School, Porterville, Calif.
- Sophia Lee, La Sierra High School, Riverside, Calif.
- Michelle Lyu, Diamond Bar High School, Diamond Bar, Calif.
- Kimberly Mejia, John Muir High School, Pasadena, Calif.
- Ryan Nyberg, Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
- Alvaro Quintero, Animo Pat Brown Central High School, Los Angeles, Calif.
- David Rasmussen, Christian Heritage School, Corona, Calif.
- Isai Rea, King Drew Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Manuel Rodriguez, Silverado High School, Victorville, Calif.
- Josue Sanchez, Fontana High School, Fontana, Calif.
- Ruben Santana, Carson Senior High School, Carson, Calif.
- Yo Seol, California Academy of Math & Science, Carson, Calif.
- Irene Tang, South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, Calif.
- Maria Torres Ramos, Porterville High School, Porterville, Calif.
- Jennifer Villacis, Pomona Catholic Girls High School, Pomona, Calif.
- Francisco Villegas, South Gate Senior High School, South Gate, Calif.
- Ji Whan Yoon, Oxford Academy, Cypress, Calif.
- Ted Zhu, Walnut High School, Walnut, Calif.