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.  Scholarship applications are typically due at the end of October, and the scholarships are awarded at the YWE event in November.  

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.

What happens at the YWE event in November?
The event is multifaceted. It will begin with a speech and/or panel discussion of industry professionals who will discuss their experiences and how obtaining higher education led them to take their current path. 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. WEN awarded more than $25,000 of scholarship dollars in 2018, and both the University of Texas at the Permian Basin and Midland College matched every award dollar for dollar.  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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