The San Bernardino Valley College Foundation has once again been awarded a $25,000 grant from Southern California Edison. The funds will be used to provide $1,000 scholarships to 25 students studying STEM subjects. This scholarship, which was first awarded by the Foundation in 2014, is granted to students who are low-income and studying environmental science, chemical engineering, applied physics, statistics, or any other STEM major, and plan to pursue a career in a STEM field.
The majority of the funding from Edison International is awarded to underserved groups, with more than half of the funding going toward educational and environmental programs. By receiving these grants, San Bernardino Valley College will be able to continue offering valuable classes that provide students with essential skills and prepare them for future careers.
Earlier this year the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation announced more than $500,000 in SBVC student scholarships had been awarded, which is one of the highest amounts ever awarded in the history of the college in a single year.
The San Bernardino Valley College Foundation’s mission is to serve as a fundraising organization that is committed both to the stewardship, sound management and effective utilization of the Foundation’s financial assets and to supporting San Bernardino Valley College’s ongoing commitment to provide high-quality education, innovative instruction, and services to a diverse community of learners.