By STEPHANIE AGUILAR
Want to pursue a STEM-related major in college, but the price tag leaves the dream in the dark? Luckily, Edison International is looking for 30 seniors from Southern California to award $40,000. In total, Edison is giving out $1.2 million this year.
Why is Edison giving out so much money to these seniors? Edison wants to support these students who are determined to help change their communities, and even the world, by studying science, technology, engineering or math in college. These students have the ambition to fight climate change, create technology that will help mankind get to Mars, create more bio-friendly energy, and much more. Of course, that first step is getting that degree from college.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, the requirements are that the student must be a senior, have at least a 3.0 GPA, show financial need, live in the Southern California Edison service territory, and plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university. The top 100 finalists must submit a video to determine who will be the final 30. The winners from last year’s contest went to the most competitive colleges with their scholarships, from UCLA to Harvard.
Some of the past winners even got a job at Edison International after graduating from college thanks to the scholarship. Over 1,000 students compete for this scholarship, so don’t delay and show how bright your brain can be. The deadline to submit for the scholarship is December 1, 2017.
For more information, go to https://www.edison.com/home/community/edison-scholars.html.