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Edison International Lineworker Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: May 20, 2022 3:00 pm CT

Edison International and Southern California Edison believe a diverse applicant pool and workforce that reflect the communities and the companies we serve make for better business. With that in mind, they issued a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report in August 2020 committing to a multipronged diversity initiative that included funding a lineworker scholarship program. As part of this commitment, Edison International developed a four-year, $1-million pilot scholarship program to provide scholarships and additional support totaling up to $25,000 per recipient. In 2022, the purpose of this scholarship program is to increase Black representation in the lineworker role.

For further questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Edison International Lineworker Scholarship Program must:

  • Self-identify as Black or African American
  • Enroll at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for fall 2022
  • Enroll in the Powerline Mechanic Certificate Program
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent
  • Be eligible to work in the United States
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible to obtain a Class A license (must be 18 years of age)

Military veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to in-state California residents.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Responses to the following short essay topics:
    • Why do you want to be a lineworker?
    • At SCE, safety is our top priority. We are committed to strengthening our safety culture to achieve an injury-free workplace. Tell us about what precautions you take at work, school or home to remain safe.
    • Integrity is an important value at SCE. Describe a situation when you made a mistake at work or school. What did you learn from the situation?
    • At SCE, we foster a work culture of respect. Provide an example of when you recognized the ideas and contributions of your coworkers or fellow students.

Financial need is not a consideration.

Special consideration will be given to qualified applicants who are U.S. military veterans.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Edison International’s selection committee will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award covering all standard program costs and related support services, up to $25,000.

12 students will be selected to be recipients.

Awards are one-time only and must be used for the following costs associated with the Power Line Mechanic Certificate Program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Required equipment
  • Supportive services (housing, transportation, food, etc.)
  • Class A license driving program fees
  • Other required fees/costs related to the program

Recipients may also receive additional support and mentorship from Edison International during and after completing the program at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

Upon completion of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College program, a selected awardee is eligible for employment at Southern California Edison (SCE), a subsidiary company of Edison International. Such position will be at a location in SCE’s 50,000 square mile service area and may require the graduate to relocate. SCE will attempt to provide a work location that is suitable, when available.

No further financial or support services will be provided if you fail to graduate from the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College program.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Edison International. Payment is made in late July.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades*. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • If you have taken previous courses at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and/or a Southern California Edison accepted institution, please upload that transcript.

*If you graduated with a GED and have never attended college, please upload your GED test scores.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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