About G&W Electric:

Since 1905, G&W Electric has been a leading provider of innovative power grid solutions, including the latest in load and fault interrupting switches, reclosers, system protection equipment, power grid automation and transmission and distribution cable terminations, joints and other cable accessories. G&W is headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois, U.S.A., with manufacturing facilities and sales support in more than 100 countries, including Canada, Italy, China, Mexico, Brazil, India, UAE and Singapore. We help our customers meet their challenges and gain a competitive edge through a suite of advanced products and technical services.

Ellen Barag Women in Engineering Scholarship

In honor of Ellen Barags’ career and contributions, G&W established the Ellen Barag Women in Engineering Scholarship Fund, administered by the EAP Educational Foundation. This scholarship will award a woman, interested in the field of engineering, with $5,000 to use in advancing her educational endeavors. Further, Ellen Barag will personally match the scholarship with another $5,000 if the individual selected for the scholarship award has been accepted to and will attend the University of Pennsylvania (Ellen’s alma mater). Learn more about the application process, which will open in January, under the FAQ's below.

Congratulations to our 2024 Winner!

Elise Olmstead
Attending Johns Hopkins University


To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must be a female high school senior student, attending a high school in the Greater Philadelphia region+, starting their freshman year of college beginning in the Fall of 2024 (at least 12 credits per semester) at a not-for-profit, four-year college/university.   +The geographical requirement does not apply to members of the EAP.
  • This one-time, $5,000 Scholarship will be available to young women, who are high school seniors, planning to attend a four-year accredited college or university to pursue a degree in engineering.
  • Click here to start the application process.
The application process will include the submission of the following items in our online portal:

  • Submit a written response to the essay prompt (750 – 1,000 words):
    Thomas Edison was tenacious in his search for the successful construction of the electric light bulb. He once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Discuss what this quote means to you.
  • Submit a high school transcript
  • Detail community service, volunteer roles as well as extracurricular activity involvement
The Educational Foundation of the Electrical Association of Philadelphia employs a third-party selection company who administers the application process as well as the selection process.

Submission Weighting:
  • Essay: 50%
  • Academics: 25%
  • Community Service/Volunteer: 15%
  • Extra-Curricular Activities: 10%