Westinghouse Announces 2011 Winner of Women in Nuclear Scholarship Award

June 28, 2011

PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that Elizabeth Tomczak, a graduate of Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pa. (USA), is the company’s 2011 winner of the Westinghouse Women in Nuclear (WIN) scholarship award.

The Westinghouse-WIN Pittsburgh chapter scholarship was established in 2007, and is awarded to a woman high school senior from the Pittsburgh area and intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics or physical sciences at an accredited college or university.

Candidates are judged by a committee of Westinghouse WIN representatives who evaluate applicants based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and response to a two-part essay question. Ms. Tomczak, a standout academic performer and four-year member of the Pine-Richland varsity golf team, was selected over applicants from 33 Pittsburgh-area high schools. She will apply the $2500 scholarship award toward her undergraduate degree in engineering at Purdue University in the fall of 2011.

Information about Westinghouse Women in Nuclear and specific guidelines regarding the WIN scholarship award can be found on the Westinghouse website at: http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/community/women_in_nuclear.shtm.

Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502), is the world’s pioneering nuclear energy company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first pressurized water reactor in 1957 in Shippingport, Pa. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants, including 60 percent of those in the United States.

SOURCE Westinghouse Electric Company

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