SoCal: Edison International Announces the 2019 High School Edison Scholars

Carlie Lin of  Vista Murrieta & Heritage’s Samantha Galvan among Thirty High School Seniors Awarded $1.2 Million in Scholarships

Samantha Galvan of  Heritage High School

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.

Carlie Lin of Vista Murrieta High School

The 2019 Edison Scholars are:

Christian Alexandra, Hawthorne Math & Science Academy

Carissa Castro, Edgewood High School, West Covina 

Hannah Chen, Gretchen Whitney High School, Cerritos

Simran Chopra Nogales, High School, La Puente 

Ana Cortez ,Pioneer High School, Whittier 

Andy Cristales, South Gate High School 

Emely Gutierrez, Marlborough School, Los Angeles 

Ramzy Issa, North High School, Torrance 

Youngeun Kim, Palos Verdes High School 

Jesse Leal, California Academy of Math and Science, Carson 

Tina Li Covina, High School 

Alan Lopez Lopez, Lynwood High School 

Katie Richards,Santa Monica High School 

Benjamin Chang, Woodbridge High School, Irvine 

Marley Hughes, Los Alamitos High School 

Jimin Lee, Cypress High School

Karen Ly La, Quinta High School, Westminster 

Daniel Lyzenga, La Habra High School 

Lauren Mard, Valencia High School, Placentia 

Nnaemeka Anyanwu, Santiago High School, Corona

Samantha Galvan, Heritage High School, Menifee 

Huma Khan, Centennial High School, Corona 

Carlie Lin, Vista Murrieta High School Murrieta 

Aylin Figueroa Uribe, Cathedral City High School

Jashandeep Lobana ,Henry J. Kaiser High School, Fontana 

Jacqueline Wang, Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga 

Andy Garcia, Granite Hills High School, Porterville

Samantha Torres, Tulare Union High School 

Jorge Acevedo, Fillmore High School 

David Pulido, Oxnard High School 

“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

Press Release Provided By Edison International