In 1946, with funding from the Westinghouse Educational Foundation, AAAS instituted a $1,000 prize for excellence in science writing by a newspaper writer. By the next year, a second award for science writing in magazines was also established. The AAAS-George Westinghouse Science Writing Awards were given out until 1953. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation funded a new and expanded series of awards from 1959 to 1993. Since 1994, The Whittaker Foundation has supported the successor AAAS Science Journalism Awards.