Westinghouse Women in Nuclear (W-WIN) is an association of Westinghouse Electric Company employees that:
The goal of W-WIN is to objectively inform Westinghouse employees and the public about nuclear energy and radiation. This is accomplished by:
WiN Global, an organization of over 2,000 professional women and men in 60 countries, was established in 1993 by a small group of women working in a variety of nuclear fields in Europe and the U.S. They were, and remain, interested in sharing their knowledge about nuclear technologies with women who are concerned about nuclear applications. The 1999 WiN Global meeting in Washington D.C. attracted women and men from 43 U. S. organizations, including 27 electric utilities. From this meeting, the U.S. WIN group emerged. Since 1999, the National Conference has been held annually in such places as Atlanta, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Tampa, San Antonio, and Chicago.
In 2003, U.S. WIN broadened its sphere of influence by inviting college students with majors in the technical studies relative to nuclear/radiation technologies to attend the conference. The students met and talked with professionals who work in fields that many of them will probably consider after college. For most of the students, the meeting was an important first step in developing a network of professional contacts.
Through its Women In Nuclear (WIN) Pittsburgh chapter, Westinghouse Electric Company offers a $2,500 scholarship to a female high school senior graduating from a Pittsburgh area school in the Spring of 2021. The candidate must intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences at an accredited college or university. This is the 15th year that Westinghouse-Pittsburgh WIN has offered this scholarship.
The 2021 Westinghouse-Pittsburgh WIN scholarship application will be open from February 10, 2021 through March 31, 2021. The winner will be invited to a virtual award ceremony with Westinghouse executives and WIN members in May 2021. On behalf of Westinghouse-Pittsburgh WIN, we wish you the best of luck!
To request an application or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at WINscholarship@westinghouse.com.