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Meet the 2016 Edison Scholars

Edison International provides $40,000 Edison Scholars scholarships to 30 students each year living or studying in Southern California Edison’s service territory. 

Smiles and tears filled school classrooms, libraries and theaters across SCE's service territory as the 2016 Edison Scholars were surprised with a $40,000 check. We followed along to capture the stories of the surprise announcements. Apply here for a 2017 Edison Scholars scholarship by Feb. 1.

Tragedies Inspire Montebello High School Senior's Career Plans

The Sky Has No Limit for This Edison Scholar

Scholar Athlete's Hard Work Earns Her a $40,000 Scholarship

Kelton "KJ" Hardrict, Jr. Surprised at Whitney High School in Cerritos

Long Nguyen's Edison Scholars Surprise at Valley High School in Santa Ana

Melissa Torres' Edison Scholars Surprise at Garfield High School in Los Angeles

Kendal Lake's Edison Scholars Surprise at Palisades Charter High School

Naedum Domnwachukwu's Edison Scholars Surprise at Chino Hills High School

Application Details for Future Scholars
We’re looking for students with big dreams eager to help power the future. Check out the information below and be sure to carefully read the full details in the application before applying.

The Must Knows
Edison Scholars applicants must be a current high school senior with 3.0 GPA or higher and living in or attending school in an area serviced by Southern California Edison.

They must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S and majoring in electrical, mechanical, civil, computer, industrial or environmental engineering, along with environmental sciences and computer information systems.

Students who can demonstrate financial need are preferred, especially first-generation college students who have overcome significant challenges.

Applications for 2017 Edison Scholars scholarships are due Feb. 1. Apply here.

Meet Our Past Edison Scholars
Our Edison Scholars are studying at schools across the country, from Harvard University to California State University, Los Angeles. We’ve kept in touch and captured many of their stories.

Javier Cuan-Martinez Heads to Harvard

Budding Young Scientist Gets Real World Experience

A Double Surprise for Diamond Bar High School Scholarship Winners

Pomona Student Proves Girls Can Be Engineers Too

Father’s Stroke Sparks an Edison Scholar’s Dream