Centennial Senior Receives $50,000 Edison STEM College Scholarship

Centennial High School Senior Jordan Arellano recently received a $50,000 STEM College Scholarship from Edison International in a surprise ceremony at the school. Arellano was one of 30 students out of 800 applicants across Southern California to be named a 2024 Edison Scholar.

The Edison Scholars Program recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow — the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers — those who dare to be great.

Jordan intends to study computer science so he can collaborate with companies and experts to research and develop new materials to make solar panels more affordable and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He also hopes to advocate for policies that increase programs that assist low-income homeowners with access to solar panels.

While he hasn’t picked what college he’s going to yet, he’s planning on majoring in Computer Science. Applicants receiving the Edison STEM College Scholarship must be high school seniors with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, plan to pursue studies in the STEM fields at a four-year accredited college or university and show financial need. Applicants must also live in Southern California Edison’s service area.

Edison International has awarded more than $15 million in scholarships to 760 students through this program since 2006.