In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Edison International is expanding the number of awardees in its signature scholarship program to include students in 14 states where the company generates and distributes electricity, and has changed requirements so recipients can attend any accredited university in the U.S.
“We recognize the significance of a college education, and expanding this program allows more young people to pursue academic opportunities,” said Theodore F. Craver Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, Edison International. “These scholarships will help broaden students’ educational experiences, providing a solid foundation that will serve them well in an increasingly competitive employment environment.”
This year, the Edison Scholars program will award 125 scholarships to coincide with the company’s landmark anniversary. Previously, the company offered up to 75 scholarships annually and they were available only to eligible residents in the service territory of Edison’s subsidiary, Southern California Edison (SCE).
Scholarship applications will be accepted from eligible students living in SCE’s service territory in California, as well as students in designated schools in Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming — where Edison International’s Edison Mission Group (EMG) and Midwest Generation provide service. The application deadline is March 15. Winners will be notified by June.
For the first time in the program’s history, selected scholarship recipients may attend any accredited four-year college or university in the country.
The Edison Scholars program focuses on students studying science, technology, engineering and math. Each selected high school senior will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship. Awards are renewable an additional three years for a total of $10,000, provided recipients meet all eligibility requirements.
· Be high school seniors who live, or attend a public or private school, in areas serviced by SCE, or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE’s San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
· Be high school seniors who attend an eligible school in designated areas serviced by EMG and its subsidiaries.
· Be planning to attend an accredited four-year college in the U.S.
· Be full-time students majoring in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science or computer science/ information systems.
· Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher.
· Be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
· Demonstrate financial need.
Since 1993, Edison International has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than 300 students. To download an application and get more details about the Edison Scholars program, including lists of eligible schools and colleges, please go to www.edison.com/edisonschol ars.
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