Three Seniors from High Schools in Irvine Among 30 Edison Scholars

Published on April 27, 2022


Thirty high school seniors in Southern California Edison's service area have been named 2022 Edison Scholars and will be awarded a total of $1.2 million in scholarships from Edison International. The scholarships are intended to help these students pursue science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) studies.

Among the students are three from schools in Irvine:

  • Eric S. Lee, Irvine High School
  • Monica Pal, San Joaquin High School
  • Abigail Samson, Arnold O. Beckman High School

Including Lee, Pal, and Samson, there are nine Orange County seniors receiving STEM scholarships of $40,000. Here is the complete list of the 2022 Edison Scholars:

  • Halle Allen, San Pedro High School
  • Eliana Amanuel, Whitney High School
  • Neil Azimi, Brea Olinda High School
  • Bradley Bennett, Redondo Union High School
  • Xavier Dargan, Mira Costa High School
  • Chiara Harsojo, Diamond Bar High School
  • Valerie Henriquez, Upland High School
  • Rodlyn Hume-Dawson, Beaumont High School
  • Rhea Jethvani, Oxford Academy
  • Joseph Lee, California Academy of Mathematics and Science
  • Dennis Lee, Cypress High School
  • Eric C. Lee, Corona Del Mar High School
  • Eric S. Lee, Irvine High School
  • Jennifer Lee, Valencia High School
  • Fernando Matias, Hawthorne High School
  • Jonathan Morales, Fullerton Union High School
  • Daisy Nayotl, Desert Hot Springs High School
  • Chiagozie Okoye, Mayfair High School
  • Monica Pal, San Joaquin High School
  • Kayla Pham, Oak Hills High School
  • Jesus Plata II, Rancho Verde High School
  • Kevin Robles, South East High School
  • Fallon Rowerdink, Newport Harbor High School
  • Jimmy Salvador-Contreras, Fontana High School
  • Abigail Samson, Arnold O. Beckman High School
  • Luis Sanchez, Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School
  • Charlotte Sinclair, Dos Pueblos High School
  • Jamilex Soto, Huntington Park High School
  • Mitchell Velasco, Cathedral City High School
  • Jason Yuan, Woodrow Wilson High School

“Congratulations to the 2022 Edison Scholars. They represent a diverse group of exceptional students who plan to pursue studies in STEM fields and create a better world,” said Pedro J. Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “My teammates and I are very proud that Edison International provides this support for deserving students. I wish them success in college and look forward to seeing how they plan to use their education. Our industry can certainly use their passion and commitment as we work toward a clean energy future that is equitable and affordable for everyone.”

Each Edison Scholar will receive a $40,000 scholarship, paid over four years, to further their academic pursuit of STEM fields at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university. All thirty Edison scholars will be celebrated at a reception held at SCE Headquarters on May 6, 2022.

Since 2006, 730 high school seniors have earned more than $13.5 million in scholarships through the Edison Scholars Program.

Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, is one of the largest corporate philanthropic contributors in Southern California. The Edison Scholars Program is funded entirely by Edison International shareholders. SCE customers’ utility bill payments do not fund company donations.

To learn more about the 2022 Edison Scholars, visit

Southern California Edison is a gold-level Leaders Circle partner of the Greater Irvine Chamber.

Edison International is one of the nation’s largest electric utility holding companies, providing clean and reliable energy and energy services through its independent companies. Headquartered in Rosemead, California, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison Company, a utility that delivers electricity to 15 million people across Southern, Central, and Coastal California. Edison International is also the parent company of Edison Energy, a global energy advisory company delivering comprehensive, data-driven energy solutions to commercial and industrial users to meet their cost, sustainability, and risk goals.