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UCI recognizes Edison Scholars

The UC Edison Scholars Program was the focus of a celebration held in the UC Irvine Student Center on Jan.…

January 23, 2008

The UC Edison Scholars Program was the focus of a celebration held in the UC Irvine Student Center on Jan. 22. Sponsored by the UC and Edison International, the program awards $15,000 scholarships to more than 100 community college transfer students attending UC campuses and majoring in math, sciences and engineering. UCI administers the program, which has provided 117 students over the past eight years with financial support to enable them to focus on their academics. Edison Scholars also complete 30 hours of community service with a UC outreach program. The event also recognized the American Indian Summer Preparatory Academy, a UCI program that offers high school students a one-week residential experience on campus.