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Edison International Awards $1 Million to CSULA’s Honors College for Scholarships

  Edison International Awards $1 Million to CSULA’s Honors College for
  Scholarships

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ROSEMEAD, Calif. -- March 26, 2013

Edison International has awarded a $1 million scholarship endowment to the
Honors College at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). The first
two students will be presented scholarships next week at a news conference.

Edison International Chief Executive Officer Ted Craver and CSULA President
James M. Rosser will recognize students Yulan Lin, 17, of Arcadia, and
Francisco Sepulveda, 18, of South Gate, at 10 a.m. on April 2, at the Golden
Eagle Conference Center on the CSULA campus. The university is located at 5151
State University Drive, Los Angeles, California 90032.

“At Edison International, we recognize that higher education is a
transformative tool,” said Craver. “For people of all cultures, education
changes lives. Education empowers communities and fuels the future. I am
deeply honored that Edison International is able to play a small but impactful
role in the success of Edison Scholars Yulan and Francisco, two bright and
driven students.”

Edison International places special emphasis on awarding scholarships to
underrepresented and underserved students pursuing careers in science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM). In 2012, the company donated $19.2
million in philanthropic support, including $10.8 million to educational
programs, all from shareholder dollars.

The Edison Scholars endowment will provide a stable base and support for
Honors College students in perpetuity. Edison International’s leadership gift
has already helped raise an additional $1 million in gifts and pledges for the
Honors College at CSULA, one of the most ethnically diverse and comprehensive
universities in the country.

“With this generous gift, Edison International has again raised the bar for
all of us who stand committed to improving education now and in the near
future, as the country continues to address 21st century challenges,” said
Rosser. “Through Edison’s support, gifted CSULA Honors College students, like
our first Edison Scholars Yulan and Francisco, will have the opportunity to
become better leaders within their chosen STEM fields. These segments of the
workforce are not only on the frontline of the strengthening economy, but also
enable other industries to function at the high technological level today’s
workforce demands.”

Lin, who began college at 13, is a chemistry major in her fourth year at
CSULA. Sepulveda, the first to attend college in his family, is a freshman
biology major. Both students belong to CSULA’s Honors College, a competitive
interdisciplinary program for students who expect to pursue advanced degrees.
With support from Edison International and the Honors College, Lin and
Sepulveda will each be awarded scholarship support annually through
graduation.

“It makes me feel really good to know that other people who I respect look up
and notice what I’m doing,” said Lin. “In my remaining time at CSULA and in
the Honors College, I will continue to explore where I want to make a
difference in the world.”

Sepulveda, a 2012 graduate of Bell Gardens High School who plans to pursue a
master’s degree in forensic science, called the Honors College and the Edison
Scholars experience “amazing.”

“When I read the email notifying me of the scholarship, it made my entire
year,” he said.

About the Honors College at California State University, Los Angeles

The CSULA Honors College offers outstanding students an opportunity to
participate in a scholarly community dedicated to inquiry and discovery,
creative and critical thinking, and the creation of knowledge that will have a
positive impact on society. The university’s six colleges offer nationally
recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing,
education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning
faculty.

About Edison International

Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and
distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy
assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison
International is the parent company of Southern California Edison.

Edison International’s support of charitable causes is funded entirely by
Edison International shareholders. The company’s community donations are part
of its commitment as a leading corporate citizen. Southern California Edison
(SCE) customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company donations.

Contact:

SCE Media Contact:
Susan Cox, 626-302-2255
or
CSULA Media Contact:
Paul Browning, 323-343-3044
 
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