Women Offshore is proud to connect you with the Women’s Energy Network of Houston and their 2018 Academic Scholarship Program.

Founded in 1994, the Women’s Energy Network’s (WEN) mission is to develop programs that provide networking opportunities and foster the careers and leadership development of women who work in the energy industries. WEN is also committed to fueling the industries’ future needs for recruiting top talent, by introducing high school students to careers in energy.

Through their Young Women Energized (YWE) program, the WEN Chapter of Houston provides students, parents, and educators career planning opportunities. On Tuesday, January 23rd at the Houston Baptist University Church, WEN will host their next YWE meeting for high school girls, grades 9-12. This is an incredible opportunity to ask the experts what it’s like to work in energy and map out your career.

Additionally, each year WEN of Houston sponsors five $2,000, one-time awards, to young women in their final year of secondary school. All eligible applicants are graduating female high school seniors from the Greater Houston Area, who demonstrate exemplary academic records and display leadership potential.

Eligible applicants must plan to attend an accredited, four-year university degree program in the fall semester, post award announcement.

To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the scholarship form and provide the following:

  •  Transcript – Official copy of applicant’s high school transcript(s), emailed from a school representative to houywe@womensenergynetwork.org.
  • Essay – Applicant must include an original essay which includes a discussion of the applicants personal viewpoints on a current event or topic, relevant to the energy sector.  (i.e. gas prices, alternative fuel sources, global warming, etc.)
  • Letter of Reference – Applicant must submit one letter of reference from a high school or community leader which discusses the applicant’s scholastic ability, character and/or leadership characteristics to houywe@womensenergynetwork.org.  Please include contact information for the reference.

All forms and required documents are due by January 1, 2018.

Winners will be notified via phone and mail by WEN’s Scholarship Panel and acknowledged at WEN’s Annual Young Women Energized event, to be held January 23, 2018, at Houston Baptist University, Morris Cultural Arts Center, (7502 Fondren Road, Houston, Texas 77074) from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Winners must attend.

If you have any questions regarding the Women’s Energy Network of Houston Scholarship, please email the WEN Scholarship Committee: houywe@womensenergynetwork.org.