Thirty High School Seniors Awarded $1.2 Million Scholarships From Edison International

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


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