ROSEMEAD (CNS) — High school seniors planning to study science, technology, engineering or math in college were urged to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program. The deadline is Feb. 1.

Each year, the parent company of Southern California Edison selects 30 high school students in SCE’s service territory as recipients of a $40,000 scholarship paid over four years.

Since 2006, Edison International has awarded $5.3 million in scholarships to 520 Edison Scholars.

“We strongly encourage high school seniors from SCE’s service area who will be pursuing STEM studies in college to apply for the Edison Scholarship,” said Tammy Tumbling, SCE’s director of Philanthropy and Community Investment.

“We know that the costs associated with STEM education are high and can be a deterrent for underserved, low-income students,” she said. “That’s why we offer 30 scholarships so we can help a greater number of students realize their dreams.”

Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or above and either live in or attend public or private high schools in SCE’s service area. They must also demonstrate financial need and plan to be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, industrial engineering, computer sciences/info system, environmental engineering or environmental sciences at a four-year college or university.

To apply and get additional eligibility information, go to:

Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Edison Scholars may also be eligible for summer internships at SCE after completing their second year of college.