The Women’s Energy Network of Houston are pleased to sponsor ten (10) $10,000 one-time awards to exemplary high school senior girls from the greater Houston area.  Through its programs, WEN is committed to introducing high school students to careers in energy, helping to fuel the industry’s need for top talent in the future.

Scholarship Eligibility
Eligible applicants are female, graduating high school seniors from the Greater Houston area with exemplary academic records and demonstrated leadership potential. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited four-year university or accredited two-year community college in the Fall of 2022 as a fulltime student. A letter of acceptance, proof of registration and payment instructions from the university must be presented to WEN’s scholarship panel prior to disbursement of awards.

Application Deadline
The scholarship application submission period for 2022 scholarships opened on May 21,2021. Thank you in advance for your interest. Recipients of this prestige scholarship  will be notified on or about  October 30, 2021.

Application Submission Package
  • Transcript - Official copy of applicant's high school transcript(s) emailed to [email protected] from a school official or mailed to Young Women Energized - Scholarship Chair  Attn: Deb White P.O. Box 680086 Houston, TX 77268.
  • Essay – Applicant must submit an original 250-500 word essay which discusses a current event in regards to energy and shares the applicant’s thoughts (i.e. gas prices, alternative fuel sources, global warming, politics and energy.
  • Letter of Reference – Applicant must submit one letter of reference from a high school or community leader to [email protected] which discusses the applicant’s scholastic ability, character and/or leadership characteristics.

Instructions: All materials must be emailed to [email protected] on or before the deadline on  10/23/2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. A link for the 2022 YWE Scholarship Application can be found here.  Women Energy Network (WEN), strongly recommends that ALL Scholarship Applicants attend the YWE STEM Conference on October 9, 2021.  The YWE Scholarship Committee will issue additional points to your overall scholarship application for attending, plus you will learn about other scholarship opportunities and hear from expert essay writers on how to win any scholarship you apply for.   

Notification and Presentation of Award
Winners will be contacted by the Scholarship review panel and presented at the 2021 Scholarship Awards Ceremony on TBD (1st or 2nd week in November). ALL winners are required to attend and must prepare an oral acceptance speech that will be professionally videotaped live.  
Why Apply?
Earning a prestigious or merit-based scholarship can make you a more attractive job candidate. Employers who understand the competitive nature of the scholarship will recognize it as an accomplishment. Generally, a merit-based scholarship demonstrates to future employers that you have exceptional ability in the academic, athletic or artistic realm.

Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding the Scholarship Committee, the application process or the distribution of scholarship funds, please email the WEN Scholarship Committee using the Learn More link.