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 2022 Winner!

Gianna LaRosa, daughter of Scott LaRosa
United Electric Supply Co. 
Attending North Carolina State University.


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

  • Applicant must be a dependent daughter/granddaughter of an individual employed at a member company in good standing of the Electrical Association of Philadelphia.
    • The parent/grandparent must have been employed with the company for at least one year as of the date the scholarship is announced (generally on or around January 1 each year)
    • The parent/grandparent must still be employed with the company when the scholarships are announced.
  • 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
  • Submit ACT/SAT scores
  • 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. No volunteer or staff member have access to any of the detailed submissions.

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