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WEN-ST Announces New Scholarship Program

For the first time since its formation, Women's Energy Network - South Texas (WEN-ST) is excited to announce a new scholarship program in which the chapter will sponsor three (3) $1,500 one-time awards to exemplary college students who already display an interest in the energy market.

Scholarship Eligibility
Eligible applicants must be female, a current college student attending an accredited four-year university or community college in South Texas, be from South Texas, and/or intern or have interned at a South Texas energy company (gas, oil, wind, solar). The applicant must also share her exemplary academic records and demonstrated leadership potential.

Application Package
  • Application – Student must fill out and submit an online application in its entirety.
  • Essay – Student must submit an original essay, no longer than 500 words, which discusses a current event relating to energy (i.e., gas prices, alternative fuel sources, global warming) and share her thoughts about it.
  • Letters of Reference – Student must submit two letters of reference: one from a member of her current or former energy internship company and another from a current or former professor/educational leader. Both letters should mention the applicant’s scholastic ability, work ethic, character, and/or leadership characteristics. Please have reference list name, title, university/college/company, phone number, and email address.
  • Proof of Registration – Student must share with WEN’s scholarship committee prior to disbursement of award.

The application deadline is Friday, July 10, 2020. To apply for the scholarship, click here.  For more information, call 210-612-4978.

Call for diversity caps off “From the Wellhead to the Water” event

As the keynote speaker of the event, Sean Strawbridge mentioned the upcoming elections and the concern over the energy stock markets, but also acknowledged that now is the time to act.

“To improve the image of energy, we as an industry should improve on our messaging, including focusing on environmental and social management.” He later added, “We should also hire more women because diversity offers perspectives for success.”

After Strawbridge’s remarks, a panel weighed in and included David Blackmon, Editor, SHALE Magazine; Kris Jensen, VP Project Engineering, NuStar Energy; and Jeff Dorrow, VP Commercial NGL & Crude, EPIC Midstream. Kym Bolado, CEO, Shale Magazine, served as the moderator.

More than 75 people attended the event on February 27 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Badger CPA, EPIC, and Valero.