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.

Applications open Oct. 2. All future game-changers are encouraged to apply. 

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.

Meet the Makers of Tomorrow

Since 2013, we’ve awarded $6 million to 150 Edison Scholars. When we sent out a call for future game changers – our makers of tomorrow – they answered.

Here are a few of their stories.

Learn more about the 2017 winners

As a next-generation energy company, STEM is our business. It’s everything we need not only to help keep the lights on, but to provide the energy for what’s ahead.

LONG NGUYEN

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.

Read more

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PROMISE AGBO

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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DYLAN DICKERSON

Idea: Put an end to airplane turbulence.

Dylan’s passion is simple – he loves math. What he wants to do with his passion is complicated, and potentially life-changing for a lot us. He wants to study mathematics and solve the Navier-Stokes math equation because he believes it could help decrease airplane turbulence.

Learn more about the 2017 winners.

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