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, we have financially supported 550 students’ higher education by giving out nearly $6.5 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.

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 are accepted online from December 1 to February 1. 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


Meet the 2016 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.

Meet Edison Scholar Kendal Lake at Inside Edison

See the surprise announcements at Inside Edison

  • Ulysses Acero, Montebello H.S.
  • Sun Hyuk Ahn, Quartz Hill H.S.
  • Nathan Ayala, Santa Fe H.S.
  • Sarah Cavin, El Dorado H.S., Placentia
  • Brian Chiou, Temple City H.S.
  • Tyler Corrales, Loma Linda Academy
  • Naedum Domnwachukwu, Chino Hills H.S.
  • Kelton Hardrict Jr., Whitney H.S., Cerritos
  • Cesar Hernandez, McFarland H.S., McFarland
  • Lexli Jasso, Channel Islands H.S.
  • Alexis Joo, Palos Verdes H.S.
  • Kendal Lake, Palisades Charter H.S.
  • Crystal Lin, Vista Murrieta H.S., Murrieta 
  • Jasmin Martinez, Delano H.S.
  • Miriam Melendez, Polytechnic H.S., Long Beach
  • Luz Memije, Lakeside H.S., Lake Elsinore
  • William Moore, Bishop Union H.S.
  • Long Nguyen, Valley H.S., Santa Ana
  • Tiffany Nguyen, La Quinta H.S., Westminster
  • Maria Nunez, Fontana H.S. 
  • Esmeralda Osorio, Santa Ana H.S. 
  • Albert Panuco, Mountain View H.S., El Monte 
  • Jennifer Rodela, Leuzinger H.S., Lawndale 
  • Jennifer Sanchez, Norwalk H.S.
  • Amir Shahatit, Citrus Valley H.S., Redlands
  • Sierra Stevens, Yorba Linda H.S.
  • Melissa Torres, Garfield H.S., Los Angeles
  • Emma Van Fossen, Hanford H.S. 
  • Alexis Villa-Tavera, San Marcos H.S., Santa Barbara
  • Noeli Zarate, Santa Ana H.S.