This ceremony typically takes place in late May.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Golden State Merit Diploma Seal – students must be eligible to receive a high school diploma and have demonstrated the mastery of curriculum in at least six matter areas; recipients receive a gold seal on their transcript.
California State Seal of Biliteracy – recognition from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for graduating high school seniors who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. (Turquoise cord)
Magna Cum Laude – this honor is made to seniors with a 7th semester cumulative GPA of 4.00 – 4.39; students wear a gold gown during the graduation ceremony.
Summa Cum Laude – this honor is made to seniors with a 7th semester cumulative GPA of 4.40 and above; students wear a gold gown during the graduation ceremony.
Scholar with Distinction – students who qualify as a Scholar with Distinction must complete a prescribed course of studies for grades 10 through 12 which includes UC/CSU approved college preparatory classes, four year-long AP classes, and a GPA of 3.6 or higher in university A through E subject courses. (Gold cord)
Scholar with Honors – students who qualify as a Scholar with Honors must complete a prescribed course of studies for grades 10 through 12 which includes UC/CSU approved college preparatory classes and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate academic honesty. (Gold cord)
Scholar with Expertise – students who qualify as a Scholar with Expertise must complete a prescribed course of studies for grades 9 through 12 which includes UC/CSU approved college preparatory classes and an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate academic honesty. (White cord)
ACADEMIC BOOSTER CLUB (ABC) SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES
Academic Scholarships – the ABC scholarship is available to students and families who are members of ABC and seniors who plan to attend a vocational/community college or four-year college/university.
Scholarship by Department – the department scholarships are awarded to seniors who have excelled in the subject, shown good character, possess strong leadership skills and stand out for their accomplishments.
- SAC (Special Abilities Cluster
- Social Studies
- Sports Medicine
- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Vocational Education
- World Language
CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION
A CSF member (seal bearer) student has earned at least four semesters of membership based on grades earned in 10th through 12th grade. The CSF chapter fosters the recognition, motivation, and education of academically talented students, promoting the CSF ideal of service to their communities and following the motto of “Scholarship for Service.”
EVERY 15 MINUTES SCHOLARSHIP
Student applicants submit a written essay describing their contribution to the prevention of impaired driving, two letters of recommendation, school activities, and involvement; semi-finalists then are interviewed by the scholarship committee.
HUNTINGTON BEACH ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATORS
This scholarship is awarded by Administrators at Edison to honor senior student(s) who will continue their education beyond high school.
HUNTINGTON BEACH PUPIL SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Counselors, Psychologists, and Program Specialists are advocates for students’ well-being and help navigate the students’ path to adulthood and determine the recipient of this scholarship.
NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE, INC (Pacific Coast Chapter)
A non-profit mother-daughter organization dedicated to community service and leadership development. Ladies in the class of 2019 submit a scholarship application, recommendation letters and participate in a panel interview to receive this scholarship.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS
NMSC is Based on scores from the PSAT. High scorers are identified, using regional scores cutoffs and invited to participate in the scholarship competition.
PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION (PTSA) SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to students who are members of the PTSA and plan to attend a vocational/community college or four-year college.
SCHOOLS FIRST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP
Schools First Federal Credit Union offer scholarships to seniors who plan to continue their education at an accredited community college, technical/trade school or four-year university.