Young Women Energized

WEN Permian Basin is an active chapter offering events and activities not only for women currently employed in the energy industry, but also for young women contemplating future careers in the industry through our Young Women Energized (YWE) Scholarship Program.

What is the YWE Scholarship Program?
The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) Permian Basin Chapter sponsors several one-time awards to exemplary high school junior and senior girls from the Permian Basin area. WEN is committed to introducing high school students to careers in energy through its programs, helping to fuel the industry’s need for top talent in the future. Essay submissions and applications are due on November 26, 2021.

Who can apply?
Eligible applicants are female high school juniors and seniors from the Permian Basin area with exemplary academic records (at least a 3.0 GPA) and demonstrated leadership potential. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited university in the Fall after the award is made or the following year. Proof of registration must be presented to WEN’s scholarship panel prior to disbursement of awards. The 2021 Scholarship Application is now open and can be applied for by clicking here. The application deadline is November 26, 2021.

What happens at the YWE event in November?
The event is multifaceted. Bonnie Dumas, Senior Director of Capital Projects and Construction for Pioneer Natural Resources will be the featured speaker for 2021. Women currently working in the oil and gas industry will sit at tables with the student and be available to discuss career development and the importance of continued education.  The event will close with announcing scholarship award winners. The scholarships will be awarded based on submission of transcripts and an essay submitted prior to the event.

Who can sponsor?
Anyone or any company can be a sponsor. In 2019, our chapter of WEN awarded $40,000 in scholarships to deserving students.  Sponsors will be publicized on the WEN website and at the event itself. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the event or have any questions, please click the Learn More link to contact us.

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