ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 2, 2018 — Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, has announced the names of 30 high school seniors awarded $1.2 million in scholarships to support their dreams to make a difference in the world through the study of science, technology, engineering or math — known as STEM.
Each Edison Scholar will receive $40,000 — paid over four years — to further their academic pursuit of STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university.
The 2018 Edison Scholars are: Sandra Amezcua Rocha, South El Monte H.S.; Travis Caldwell, Oak Hills H.S.; Jennifer Carrillo, Oxnard H.S.; Fu-Tung “Irisa” Chang, Cerritos H.S.; Peter Chea, Cerritos H.S.; Fernanda Corona, Paramount H.S.; Hayley Fernandes, Mission Oak H.S., Tulare; Alexandra Gomez, Magnolia Science Academy, Santa Ana; Justin Hogenauer, Gretchen A. Whitney H.S., Cerritos; Winnie Huang, Henry J. Kaiser H.S., Fontana; Shavonna Jackson, California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Carson; Shanni Lam, Colony H.S., Ontario; Elliot Larson, Redwood H.S., Visalia; Connie Lee, El Monte H.S.; Lesly Leon, Lynwood H.S.; Alyssa Liu, Gabrielino H.S., San Gabriel; Abieiden “Abi” Lopez, Lynwood H.S.; Mariam Lora, West Covina H.S.; Aaron Martinez, South Gate H.S.; Deema Nasla, Oak Hills H.S.; Alexandra Ortega, Fontana H.S.; Joshua Porter, Mission Oak H.S., Tulare; Joshua Rodriguez, Ruben S. Ayala H.S., Chino Hills; Steven Smith, Glendora H.S.; Avey Songco, California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Carson; Blake Sousa, Tulare Union H.S.; Naomi Summers, Oxnard H.S.; Colleen Wolfe, Cornelia Connelly School, Anaheim; Tanya Yang, Diamond Bar H.S.; and Pearl Zhang, Temple City H.S..
“Edison International congratulates these exemplary scholars,” said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “We are proud to support their academic success and their families’ commitment to education. We believe these Edison Scholars will use their STEM studies to make a real difference in our communities.”
Edison International is one of the largest charitable contributors in Southern California and its support of charitable causes, such as the Edison Scholars Program, is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders. SCE customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company donations.
To learn more about the 2018 Edison Scholars, visit on.edison.com/2018EdisonScholars.