Congratulations to 30 high school seniors across Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service territory who have been named 2014 Edison Scholars, each winning a $40,000 scholarship offered by Edison International, parent company of SCE.
The scholars live in or attend public or private high schools in SCE’s service area and plan to pursue college studies in the science, technology, engineering or math fields, also known as STEM.
“Congratulations to these outstanding Edison Scholars,” said Janet Clayton, senior vice president of Corporate Communications for Edison International and Southern California Edison. “Edison International is committed to supporting students pursuing the science, technology, engineering and math fields, and we know that their talents will benefit our region and our future workforce.”
Since 2006, EIX has awarded almost $4 million in scholarships to 460 students.
Under the $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program, each student will be awarded a scholarship valued at $40,000 and paid over four years. Recipients may also be eligible for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college. Dependents of Edison International employees are not eligible for the Edison Scholars Program.
More than 1,400 students applied for the scholarships, a 92 percent increase over the previous school year.
Those offered Edison scholarships are: Evelyn Batz, San Gorgonio H.S., San Bernardino; Javier Cuan-Martinez, Great Oak H.S., Temecula; Brenden Dickerson, John Muir H.S., Altadena; Trevor Esparza, Saddleback Christian Academy, Mission Viejo; Berenice Estrada, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles; Javier Evangelista, Roosevelt H.S., Los Angeles; Melissa Fiacco, Moorpark H.S., Moorpark; Edwin Gonzalez, Carson H.S., Carson; Tony Hua, South El Monte H.S., South El Monte; Sydney Johnson, Los Osos H.S., Rancho Cucamonga; Craig Kampen, Central Valley Christian School, Visalia; Hyun Sik Kim, North H.S., Torrance; Joon Lee, Beckman H.S., Irvine; Alec Lenamond, Citrus Valley H.S. Redlands; Gabriela Lomeli, Knight H.S., Palmdale; Jestin Ma, San Gabriel H.S., San Gabriel; Rachel Miller, Valencia H.S., Valencia; Emily Moreno, La Habra H.S., La Habra; Alberto Nanez, South Gate H.S., South Gate; Eduardo Orozco, City Honors H.S., Inglewood; Kyanne Parchment, Kaiser H.S., West Covina; Lee Puckett, Polytechnic H.S., Long Beach; Clarice Pumerantz, Claremont H.S., Claremont; Adam Russell, Mater Dei H.S., Santa Ana; Camille Schlesinger, Chino Hills H.S., Chino Hills; Ha Youn Shin, Irvine H.S., Irvine; Kevin Tse, Keppel H.S., Alhambra; Diana Valenzuela, McFarland H.S., McFarland; Joshua Villalobos, Gabrielino H.S., San Gabriel; and Michelle Ziko, Leuzinger H.S., Hawthorne.