By Susan Cox
ROSEMEAD, Calif., April 2, 2019 — Thirty high school seniors from the class of 2019 have been named Edison Scholars and will be awarded $1.2 million in scholarships to dream big and power the future through science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) studies by Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison.
Sixty-three percent of the 2019 seniors will be first-generation college students. Each Edison Scholar will receive $40,000 — paid over four years — to further their academic pursuit of STEM fields at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university.
The 2019 Edison Scholars are:
Student Name High School County
Christian Alexandra Hawthorne Math & Science Academy Los Angeles
Carissa Castro Edgewood High School, West Covina Los Angeles
Hannah Chen Gretchen Whitney High School, Cerritos Los Angeles
Simran Chopra Nogales High School, La Puente Los Angeles
Ana Cortez Pioneer High School, Whittier Los Angeles
Andy Cristales South Gate High School Los Angeles
Emely Gutierrez Marlborough School, Los Angeles Los Angeles
Ramzy Issa North High School, Torrance Los Angeles
Youngeun Kim Palos Verdes High School Los Angeles
Jesse Leal California Academy of Math and Science, Carson Los Angeles
Tina Li Covina High School Los Angeles
Alan Lopez Lopez Lynwood High School Los Angeles
Katie Richards Santa Monica High School Los Angeles
Benjamin Chang Woodbridge High School, Irvine Orange
Marley Hughes Los Alamitos High School Orange
Jimin Lee Cypress High School Orange
Karen Ly La Quinta High School, Westminster Orange
Daniel Lyzenga La Habra High School Orange
Lauren Mard Valencia High School, Placentia Orange
Nnaemeka Anyanwu Santiago High School, Corona Riverside
Samantha Galvan Heritage High School, Menifee Riverside
Huma Khan Centennial High School, Corona Riverside
Carlie Lin Vista Murrieta High School Riverside
Aylin Figueroa Uribe Cathedral City High School Riverside
Jashandeep Lobana Henry J. Kaiser High School, Fontana San Bernardino
Jacqueline Wang Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga San Bernardino
Andy Garcia Granite Hills High School, Porterville Tulare
Samantha Torres Tulare Union High School Tulare
Jorge Acevedo Fillmore High School Ventura
David Pulido Oxnard High School Ventura
“I’m always impressed when I meet these students who have already accomplished so much academically and I’m hopeful for all that lies ahead for them and their families,” said Pedro J. Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “We applaud these deserving scholars and know that these scholarships will provide financial support as they pursue their dreams.”
With the addition of the 2019 Edison Scholars, Edison International has awarded an estimated $9.9 million in scholarships to 640 students through the Edison Scholars Program since 2006.
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 2019 Edison Scholars, visit on.edison.com/2019EdisonScholars.