El Camino College Foundation Receives $25,000 Grant
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El Camino College Foundation Receives $25,000 Grant

A $25,000 grant from Edison International will make the academic goals of numerous El Camino College students possible this year. Seventeen “Edison STEM Scholars” were recently named and will receive scholarships to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This is the seventh annual grant for STEM scholarships that the El Camino College Foundation has received from Edison International since 2012. 

Edison STEM Scholar and recent El Camino College graduate Hannah Sandeen will transfer to USC in the fall as a chemical engineering major with an emphasis in sustainable energy. For the fourth consecutive summer, she is working as an intern at Carver Scientific, Inc., based at Louisiana State University. In this position, she assists a chemical research lab physicist with researching, testing, and producing energy-storage devices. 

Sandeen said the scholarship from Edison International will help her focus on her studies by taking financial pressure off her and her family.

“Being a recipient of the Edison scholarship is a great honor because not only does it continue to motivate and support me with my education goals, but it also shows that I am on the right path toward my dream career,” added Sandeen, who was an active member of ECC’s Honors Transfer Program, the Alpha Gamma Sigma honor society (as club president), and the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program.

Edison STEM Scholars received $500-$2,000 scholarships at the annual MESA│STEM Transfer and Scholarship Awards Ceremony this past spring. Connie Turner, Southern California Edison government relations manager, congratulated the students and provided each scholar with a certificate of achievement. Students working toward calculus-based degrees in math, engineering and science-related fields were eligible to apply for these STEM-focused scholarships.  

“Students look forward to being named an Edison STEM Scholar and becoming a part of this prestigious scholarship award program,” said El Camino College President Dena P. Maloney. “We value our partnership with Edison, which supports our students in so many ways, so they succeed in their academic and career goals.” 

A longtime industry partner of El Camino College, Edison International consistently provides generous student scholarships and job initiative grants, as well as support through mentorship programs for aspiring scientists and engineers. 

The recent Edison International donation is part of the El Camino College Foundation Scholarship Program, which continues to grow each year to provide critical support to students in a variety of academic disciplines. This year's Foundation Scholarship Program will award more than $600,000 in scholarships to over 550 ECC students for the 2019-20 academic year.  

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Photos available online: http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2019/MESAAwards2019.jpgA total of 17 El Camino College STEM students received $500-$2,000 scholarships from Edison International this year. Connie Turner, Southern California Edison government relations manager, joined ECC President Dena P. Maloney (both pictured at far right) to present certificates of achievement at the MESA│STEM Transfer and Scholarship Awards Ceremony to the following Edison STEM Scholars: Jay Desai, Luke Sunaoka, Tsung-Ting Chien, Jose Magana, Mina Mansour, Jorge Pool, Naveene Raya, Jessica Voce, and Hannah Sandeen, back row; Jason Bustani, Bryan Souice, Mmeridi Okenwa, Juan Luna, Thoi Minh Nguyen, and Fiona Tran, front row. Not pictured: Seoyeon Jung and Alex Yun. MESA/STEM Director Arturo Hernandez is pictured at far left. 

http://www.elcamino.edu/about/depts/publicrelations/photos/2019/MESAAwards2019_HannahSandeen.jpgHannah Sandeen, pictured with Connie Turner, Southern California Edison government relations manager, is a 2019 Edison STEM Scholar who will transfer to USC in the fall to continue her studies in chemical engineering with an emphasis in sustainable energy.

July 30, 2019