STEM Scholarships for the Makers of Tomorrow

Edison Scholars recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow – the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers – those who dare to be great.

Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 scholarships to 30 high school seniors who want to make a difference in the world by studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in college.

From helping to prevent the rise of ocean levels to increasing access to solar power in underserved communities, real issues need bright ideas to create change. This is a chance for students to stand up, advance their education, and be part of the solution.

The Details

There’s a lot riding on our future, so we have a few basic requirements to apply. Here’s the rundown:

  • Applicants must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university, and show financial need.
  • Specific college majors include: computer and information systems, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences.
  • Applicants must live in Southern California Edison’s service territory.
  • The top 100 finalists will be required to submit a short video. Don’t stress, it’s simple.
  • Dependents of Edison International and SCE employees and retirees are not eligible.

Applications for the 2019 program will reopen October 1, 2018.

Meet the Makers of Tomorrow

Since 2006, we’ve awarded more than $8.7 million in scholarships to 610 students through the Edison Scholars program. When we sent out a call for future game changers – our makers of tomorrow – they answered. 

Here are a few of their stories.

Edison Scholars awards $40,000 scholarships to students who want to make a difference in the world.


Idea: Use more solar power.

Long has a passion for solar energy. He noticed a lack of solar panels on rooftops in his community, and he wants to change that by using an education in mechanical engineering to make solar energy more accessible and affordable. His passion was so bright, SCE hired him part-time to help connect new technology on the electric grid.

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Edison Scholar, Long Nguyen


Idea: Get us to Mars. 

Promise believes we can get to Mars. As a high school student, she was already interning with NASA working on the Mars Mission and had an idea to create a hybrid spacecraft that would deploy and break off into a satellite and land rover. She aspires to continue a career with NASA and help colonize Mars after getting a mechanical engineering degree.

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Edison Scholar, Promise Agbo

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