College Scholarships for Students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Through our $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program, we’re helping high school seniors with a passion for science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) achieve their academic goals.

Edison Scholars is designed to help minority, low-income and under-represented students in our service area pay for college studies in STEM fields, helping them develop skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the workforce of the future.

Since 2006, Edison International has helped 580 students dream big and experience a successful college career by giving out nearly $7.7 million in scholarships.

Higher education can transform lives. We're committed to helping young people build better lives—and bright futures—through careers in STEM fields.


Meet the 2017 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.

  • Jose A La Torre, Newport Harbor H.S., Newport Beach
  • Collin Adelseck, Arnold O. Beckman H.S., Irvine
  • Chidinma Promise Agbo, Norwalk H.S., Norwalk
  • Armani Aguiar, Garfield H.S., Los Angeles
  • Ana Alba, Da Vinci Science, Hawthorne
  • Arlene Aleman, Paramount H.S., Paramount
  • Mike Bao, Troy H.S., Fullerton
  • Lisa Bi, Hillcrest H.S., Riverside
  • Juan Carrillo, Channel Islands H.S., Oxnard
  • Chun Feng Chen, Arroyo H.S., El Monte
  • Jesus Contreras Magana, Santa Paula H.S., Santa Paula
  • Evan Corriere, Marina H.S., Huntington Beach
  • Dylan Dickerson, Elsinore H.S., Wildomar
  • Ashley Eckert, Desert Hot Springs H.S., Desert Hot Springs
  • Mustafa Elmahdi, Quartz Hill H.S., Quartz Hill
  • Keslee Green, Hanford H.S., Hanford
  • Yiwen Jiang, Eleanor Roosevelt H.S., Eastvale
  • Paiam Moghaddam, Woodbridge H.S., Irvine
  • Alfred Molina, St. John Bosco H.S., Bellflower
  • Michael Morrissey Hanson, Ventura H.S., Ventura
  • Alex Nguyen, Bolsa Grande H.S., Garden Grove
  • Christine Nguyen, El Toro H.S., Lake Forest
  • Yuanzhi Qin, Ayala H.S., Chino Hills
  • Ashley Quintana, Rancho Cucamonga H.S., Rancho Cucamonga
  • William Ramos, Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead
  • Maria Rodelo-Sandoval, Granite Hills H.S., Porterville
  • Mireille Vargas, Santa Paula H.S., Santa Paula
  • Gissele Vazquez, Oxnard H.S., Oxnard
  • Katherine Woo, Tesoro H.S., Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Esol Yoon, Whitney H.S., Cerritos

How to Apply

Each year we award $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 high school students planning to major in STEM fields at four-year colleges and universities.

As Edison Scholars, the students may also be eligible for summer internships at Edison after completing their second year in college.

Applications will be accepted online Fall 2017. You must meet all eligibility requirements to qualify. Scholarships are paid for by our shareholders, and not by customers of our utility, Southern California Edison (SCE).

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify, you must be a high school senior planning to pursue science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) at a four-year college or university on a full-time basis.

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Live or attend a high school in SCE’s service area or attend an eligible high school surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
  • Plan to major in any of these STEM fields: mathematics, engineering, computer and information services, management information systems, natural resources and conservation or physical sciences
  • Demonstrate financial need

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