Pasadena Educational Foundation: 2016 Edison Scholarship Winners

Jose Gomez (l) and Jose Munoz (r). Photo courtesy Pasadena Educational Foundation

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) expresses its gratitude to Edison International for supporting its PUSD students by working through PEF to provide $2,500 scholarships to two Muir High School students through the Edison Scholars program

The Edison Scholars program is designed to help minority, low-income and under-represented students in Southern California pay for college studies in STEM fields, helping them develop skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the workforce of the future.

Meet the 2016 Edison Scholars:

After graduating from the Engineering and Environmental Science Academy at John Muir High, Jose Gomez (L) and Jose Munoz (R) will be pursuing college and careers in mechanical engineering at California State University, Los Angeles this summer and fall. A scholarship from Edison International of $2500 each will help them pursue their dreams.

Jose Gomez’s family earned a few hundred dollars more than the eligibility threshold for significant financial aid, which for a family of four is about the same as tuition at USC for one year. So, although he was accepted to UCLA, he felt that it would be better to save and potentially transfer to Cal Poly Pomona. This scholarship, his first cash award, will make a big difference.

Jose Munoz came to John Muir as an English learner, but with the help of teacher Roland Bynum, he mastered English well enough to be “reclassified” and excel in STEM, particularly electrical and mechanical engineering.

Pasadena Educational Foundation, 351 South Hudson Avenue, Room 153, Pasadena, (626) 396-3625 or visit



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