High School Seniors could receive $10K for college through Edison Scholarship
2010-02-24 · By Editor
High school seniors are encouraged to apply for Edison International’s annual Edison Scholars program, which has a March 1 deadline to submit applications. Each selected student will be awarded a $2,500 college scholarship, renewable for up to four years, $10,000 total.
The Edison Scholars program focuses on students studying science, technology, engineering and math and provides scholarships for those who show the potential to have successful college careers.
- Be high school seniors who live, or attend a public or private school, in the 50,000-square-mile service area of Southern California Edison (SCE). Wilson High School, Poly High School and Millikan High School are all eligible.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
- Be planning to attend a four-year college in or near SCE’s service territory. This includes all local UC campuses and CSU campuses such as Cal State Long Beach.
- Be full-time students majoring in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science or computer science/information systems. (Health sciences such as nursing or pre-medicine are not eligible.)
- Be citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S.
- Demonstrate financial need.
The scholarship is renewable each year for up to four years, provided recipients meet all eligibility requirements. In 2009, Edison International awarded nearly $178,000 to 71 Edison Scholars.
Applications must be postmarked by March 1. Winners of the scholarships will be notified by June. To download an application and to learn more about the Edison Scholars program, including lists of eligible schools and colleges, visit www.edison.com/edisonscholars
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national, nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.