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Seventeen GMiS 2021 Scholars awarded Edison International scholarships

Seventeen students remarkable pursuing STEM across the country were awarded scholarships from long-time sponsor Edison International as part of our Class of 2021 GMiS Scholars program.

The GMiS Scholars program is a merit-based scholarship program that has recognized excellence in academics, community service, and leadership for 33 years. Awardees are talented students of Hispanic descent and/or demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community. Over $5,000,000 in scholarships has been awarded to over 1,700 college students since 2001.

Meet the talented students who are among 89 outstanding recipients receiving more than $200,000 in financial support this year:

Moises Aldape

Mechanical Engineering

Senior

California State University, Los Angeles


Juan Banchs

Mechanical Engineering

Senior

University of California, Los Angeles


Mark Camarena

Electrical Engineering

Senior

University of Southern California


Selvin Garcia

Mechanical Engineering

Senior

University of California, Irvine


Valentina Gaxiola

Environmental Engineering

Freshman

University of Southern California


Fatima Larios

Mathematics

Sophomore

University of California, Los Angeles


David Lorenzana

Mechanical Engineering

Sophomore

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Selina Martinez

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sophomore

University of Southern California


Claudia Pineda

Electrical Mechanical Engineering

Senior

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Johanna Reyes

Civil Engineering

Freshman

University of Southern California


Mario Sauceda

Industrial Design

Freshman

California State University, Long Beach


Veronica Sifuentes

Mechanical Engineering

Sophomore

California State University, Los Angeles


Zoe Smith

Mechanical Engineering

Senior

California State University, Long Beach


Eric Tavarez

Civil Engineering

Senior

University of California, Irvine


William Welch

Mechanical Engineering

Senior

University of California, Los Angeles


Yasmin Zakher

Civil Engineering

Senior

University of Southern California


Andres Zazueta

Civil Engineering

Senior

University of Southern California

In addition to receiving the scholarship, GMiS subsidizes students’ participation in the annual GMiS Conference. This year, scholars will be recognized at the virtual 2021 GMiS Conference, which is being held from October 11 – 22, 2021. Scholars will be honored and recognized during the Scholars Reception on Thursday, October 14 and the Student Leadership Awards Show on Thursday, October 21.

Congratulations students and thank you to all our sponsors and donors for their continued support of our underserved communities! The work of GMiS could not be done without your continued dedication and advocacy for our students.