Women’s Energy Network Greater Pittsburgh Chapter (WEN Greater Pittsburgh) believes that women belong in all facets of the energy industry and strives to support its members in reaching the next phase of their career. Unfortunately, obtaining training or additional educational to support this career development comes at a cost. To help defray these costs, WEN Greater Pittsburgh has established two scholarships.

  1. Tara Meek Women in STEM Scholarship – This scholarship is to support women in the Greater Pittsburgh area who work in science, technology, energy, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) seeking additional training, certificates or education to help them advance their career in energy related fields.
  2. Erin Magee Women in Leadership Scholarship - This scholarship is to support women in the Greater Pittsburgh area who work in energy related fields who are seeking additional training, certificates or coaching to help them gain the necessary leadership skills to advance in their career.

Both of these scholarships will be distributed on a rolling basis with the amount awarded depending on funding availability and number of applicants.


  • Must be a woman, working in or trying to transition into energy-related fields.
  • Must be a WEN Greater Pittsburgh Chapter member.

Application Submissions Package

  • Copy of your current resume.
  • Essay - Applicant must submit an original 300–500-word essay telling the selection committee about yourself, your background, how this scholarship will help you advance your career in energy. Limited to 300-500 words.
  • Pertinent Additional Information - Any additional information that will assist the selection committee. This may include any financial hardship, job transition, or involvement in WEN or other energy organizations. Limited to 300-500 words.
  • Information regarding use of scholarship funds. The applicant must provide links, packets, brochures, etc., outlining the course/program/training for which they intend to use the scholarship funds.

Notification and Award Requirements
Winners will be contacted by the selection committee. Please allow six (6) weeks for your application to be reviewed. By accepting one of the WEN Greater Pittsburgh scholarships, you agree to allow WEN Greater Pittsburgh to use your name in social media posts regarding the scholarship and acknowledge you during our annual scholarship ceremony.

Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding the scholarships, the application process, or the distribution of scholarship funds, please email wengreaterpittsburgh@gmail.com.