Edison International, a company located in California, recently announced the creation of a scholarship program which will help Latino students continue their studies at American universities.

<a href=”http://o1visa.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/url.jpeg”><img class=” wp-image-4456″ src=”http://o1visa.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/url-1024×696.jpeg” alt=”04/16/15 SOUTH GATEÑSouth Gate High School senior Francisco Javier Villegas poses for a photo with parents Francisco (L) and Sixta Villegas, sister Claudia Villegas and Connie Turner (R), Southern California Edison regional manager, after receiving a $40,000 scholarship check from Southern California Edison during a ceremony in South Gate. A total of 30 high school seniors across Southern California have been named 2015 Edison Scholars and each will receive a $40,000 scholarship from Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison. (Photo by Aurelia Ventura/La Opinion)” width=”416″ height=”283″ /></a> (Photo by Aurelia Ventura/La Opinion)

This time, 30 students will benefit from the program.

Tammy Tumbling, who is director of philanthropy and community involvement, says that it is important to encourage high school students to pursue college studies. This will be more likely to happen if they know that they can have access to a scholarship. Edison International is precisely working on this objective.

According to Tumbling, it is a $1.2-million program for high school seniors who want to start a career in science, technology, engineering or math.

What are the eligibility requirements?
<li>Be a high school senior</li>
<li>GPA of 3.0 or better</li>
<li>Live or attend a high school in California</li>
<li>Plan to major in any of these fields: science, technology, engineering or math</li>
The deadline to apply for this scholarship program is February 1<sup>st</sup>, 2016. If the student meets the requirements and wishes to submit a request, he or she can do it here.