Edison International Scholarship deadline nears
ROSEMEAD, Calif.—March 15 is the deadline for Southern California high school seniors and students in 13 other states to apply for Edison International scholarships worth up to $10,000.
A total of 125 winners will be awarded $2,500 scholarships, renewable for an additional three years for a total of $10,000, according to Southern California Edison, whose parent company is celebrating 125 years in business.
Applications will be accepted from students in SCE's coverage area—most of Southern California outside the Los Angeles city limits—and those attending designated schools in Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Applications and a list of eligible schools are at www.edison.com/edisonscholars.
Winners will be notified in June. Applicants should be:
• High school seniors who live, or attend a public or private school, in areas serviced by SCE, or attend an eligible high school in the designated area surrounding SCE's San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station;
• High school seniors who attend an eligible school in designated areas serviced by Edison Mission Group and its subsidiaries;
• Planning to attend an accredited four-year college in the United States;
• Full-time students majoring in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science or computer science/information systems; and
• Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.8.
ROSEMEAD, Calif.—Edison International announced today it is expanding the number of awardees in its scholarship program to include students in 14 states where the company generates and distributes electricity.
Also, the requirements have been changed so that recipients can attend any accredited university in the United States.
A grateful John Edward Smith happily joined a small group of family and friends at his exoneration party Saturday, where he was welcomed with applause, cheers, and tears of relief. Smith was exonerated on Sept. 24 after spending 19 years in state prisons, most recently at Calipatria State Prison in Imperial County for a crime he did not commit.
“Thank you everyone for getting me back to my grandmother,” said the 37-year-old man. “She was the source of my faith and strength.”
The Watts Learning Center Charter Middle School is holding summer session for students in grades six to eight through Aug. 12, and the focus is on science, technology, engineering and math.
The free educational program, operating from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday-Friday, will particularly focus on teaching science and will give the youngsters a head start on what they will learn next school year.
Sign-ups are still being accepted, and parents are being urged to go to the school, 1265 E. 112th St., Los Angeles, and enroll their child.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.—With a depressed economy, a shortage of educational funds, overcrowded classrooms, and overwhelmed teachers, U.S. educational prospects have never looked bleaker. Add to this a large proportion of students already having trouble staying focused and keeping up, along with the many countries increasingly introducing better-educated, more highly trained, and cheaper workers into the job market. The result is a slowly tipping slide towards disaster.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—The siren system that alerts neighboring communities in the event of an emergency at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will undergo annual testing next week, Southern California Edison announced today.
On Oct. 19 between 10 a.m. and noon, 50 sirens located in the communities around the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station—including Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano and Camp Pendleton—will be activated several times for about three minutes each time.