By: Karen Krynen
Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech
ROSEMEAD, CA—April 15, 2021—Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) senior Aidan Chavez has been named a 2021 Edison Scholar. Chavez is one of 30 local high school seniors granted the honor and a $40,000 scholarship by Edison International to pursue science, technology, engineering or math studies. All thirty Edison scholars will be celebrated in a virtual reception on May 21, 2021.
“The Edison Scholars class of 2021 is outstanding,” said Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. “They are navigating school, leading organizations and securing internships, often while balancing jobs. That’s difficult in any environment, let alone a pandemic. We are so proud to help these students pursue their STEM dreams.”
Chavez, who plans to begin studies in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University this fall, was selected for the scholarship annually awarded to high-achieving high school seniors within Southern California Edison’s broad service area. The honor student is currently studying Integrated Design, Engineering & Art at Bosco Tech and is active in the school’s National Honor Society, Youth Ministry Core Team, Ambassador program, American Society for Metals chapter, and the school’s Car Club. He has played on the soccer and cross country teams and served as captain of the tennis team.
“We’re incredibly proud of Aidan and his achievements,” said Bosco Tech President Memo Gutierrez. “He is truly representative of a dedicated Bosco Tech student. As he shared in his scholarship application, his desire to address climate change by making electric cars more efficient and accessible shows a great commitment to the preservation of our environment and natural resources. We’re grateful to Edison International for recognizing forward-thinking young people like Aidan and for their generosity. We’re thrilled that another of our students has earned this major honor.”
Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that uniquely combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. The innovative curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of six applied science and engineering fields, including the newest program, Biological, Medical & Environmental Technology (BMET).
With a college acceptance rate of 100 percent, the majority of graduates pursue STEM-related post-secondary majors at the university level. Visit www.boscotech.edu or call 626-940-2000 to arrange a campus tour or to learn more about the school’s academic, extracurricular, and extensive international student programs.
Edison International (NYSE: EIX) 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 and 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.