Congratulations to Long Nguyen, a senior at Santa Ana Valley High School, for being selected one of 30 students in the country to be awarded a $40,000 scholarship from Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison. Nguyen and his family learned of the award when local representatives surprised them on Monday at during school.

Each year, the $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program awards $40,000 scholarships paid over four years to 30 high school seniors who want to become engineers — electrical, mechanical, civil, computer, industrial, computer sciences/info system, environmental or environmental sciences — and plan to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering or math, the STEM fields, full time at a four-year college or university.