The Women's International Network of Utility Professionals (WiNUP) believes in doing all it can to help those within the industry with their educational pursuits. WiNUP currently has three fellowships available annually to women pursuing advanced degrees (beyond a bachelor’s degree), which will lead to careers in the utility industry or allied fields. Relevant fields must relate to a career in a utility related profession such as engineering, business administration, accounting, environmental sciences, communication, information technologies.
- Julia Kiene Fellowship - The Julia Kiene Fellowship is a fellowship of $2,000 annually. Ms. Kiene’s career serves as an inspiration to women who pursue careers in the industry. During her long, diversified career, she taught home economics, served as Home Editor of Capper's Farmer and retired from the Westinghouse Corporation. Ms. Kiene was a president of the organization and served on the Board of Directors for WiNUP’s parent organization, The Electrical Women's Round Table, Inc., for many years.
- Lyle Mamer Fellowship - The Lyle Mamer Fellowship, a $1,000 annual Fellowship, was named for a long-time associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Home Economics who dedicated her life to contributing to advancements in the electrical industry. Lyle Mamer, whose family endowed the Fellowship in her name was an active member of WiNUP (formerly called Electrical Women's Round Table, Inc.).
- Louisan Mamer Fellowship - The Louisan Mamer Fellowship is a Fellowship of $500 annually. Ms. Mamer was an electric industry pioneer who worked for many years with the Rural Electrification Administration educating rural Americans about the uses of electricity. She was the first woman to be awarded the Clyde T. Ellis Award in recognition of her service and accomplishments on behalf of electrical cooperatives. Ms. Mamer joined WiNUP (formerly called Electrical Women's Round Table, Inc.) in 1948 and remained a member until her death in 2006. Her generous $20,000 contribution to WiNUP enables the organization to fund the annual Fellowship in her name.
Applicants must be accepted to a regionally or nationally accredited university.
Both WiNUP Members and non-members are eligible to apply for the fellowships.
Hard copy applications must be postmarked on or before May 1 and online applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (Pacific Time) of each year to be eligible. Fellowship funds will be paid directly to your university. Winners will be notified by June 30 of each year.