Classmates Michelle Lyu and Athena Chen, of Diamond Bar High School, recently received $40,000 Edison Scholars awards.
Michelle Lyu thought it was a little weird when she ran into her father in the parking lot of Diamond Bar High School on a school day. It all became apparent later when her father and a group of people the high school senior didn’t know came into her yearbook class to present her with a $40,000 college scholarship.
Jennifer Villacis was recently awarded a $40,000 Edison Scholars award that will help pave her way to USC.
Jennifer Villacis remembers the day when students in her sixth-grade class presented their “what-I-want-to-be” projects. When her turn came, Jennifer said she wanted to be an engineer, a dream her Ecuadorian mother had, but was never able to achieve.
“I saw this guy in the corner of the room say, ‘Oh, girls aren’t good in math. They can’t be engineers,’” she recalled. The other boys all laughed.
Karla Rubio has struggled to find steady work since leaving the U.S. Army in 2007.
She found her Army job as a mortuary affairs specialist — working with the bodies of service members who died overseas and participating at military funerals — did not translate into the civilian world. She has also juggled college classes in law enforcement with a series of jobs, mostly in retail, while raising two sons, now 5 and 8.
At 27, she needed something more reliable, with a future.
Edison International invests in the future of local underserved students by supporting national nonprofit Kids In Need Foundation
January 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), is funding the distribution of 530 free backpacks filled with school supplies to underserved senior students at Morningside High School and Inglewood High School. The funding for the supplies was made possible as a result of Edison International’s participation in CBS EcoMedia’s Education Ad program to promote the $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
Some traditional utilities are incorporating more renewable energy into their sourcing and sales portfolios, and re-inventing their business model while they do so. That’s the findings of a new report by Ceres and Clean Edge that ranks U.S. investor-owned electric utilities on their clean energy-related activities. The report, “Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy Deployment,” compiles data from over 10 sources, ranking 32 of the largest holding companies on three clean energy indicators: renewable energy sales, cumulative energy efficiency, and incremental energy efficiency.
Legacy power companies are squaring off with new renewable energy providers in a battle to claim utility customers—and revenue. The companies are lobbying regulators and legislatures to roll back subsidies and credits that promote solar energy and other renewable sources of power, claiming that such support undercuts traditional utilities’ capacity to run the nation’s grid. The renewable energy industry replies that government incentives are crucial to start up renewable energy infrastructure and services.