Education is the Ultimate Investment for the Future

The National Propane Gas Foundation Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 by a committed group of energized volunteers. Its purpose is to foster educational opportunities for the children of National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) member companies by offering scholarships to colleges or vocational/technical schools.  The fund provides nonrenewable scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 - $2,000. 

Scholarships are funded from Scholarship Fund endowments earmarked for that purpose and managed by the NPG Foundation.  The only limit on the number of scholarships granted is the size of the endowment and the rate of interest that it generates.  The first scholarships were awarded in 1995. 

The committee will award $126,000 in scholarships to 87 awardees for the 2016-2017 academic year, $110,000 was provided to 76 students during the 2015-2016 academic year, $110,000 was granted to 73 students for the 2014-2015 year, during the 2013-2014 year $105,000 was awarded to 73 undergraduates, and $105,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year in scholarships was given to 71 students.

2017-2018 Academic Year Application Deadlines

The applications have closed for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Successful applicants will be notified beginning of May.  The next period application will open on August 15, 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year.  

NPGF will only accept online applications for scholarships. The Foundation has discontinued use of the paper scholarship applications to save on administrative costs and to expedite processing. Of course, hard copy high school and college transcripts will still be accepted. 

Apply Online
Start or continue your application.

Scholarship Eligibility
A candidate's criteria and entry requirements.

Scholarship Brochure
Download a PDF version of the Scholarship Brochure.

Scholarship Flyer
Download a PDF version of the Scholarship Flyer, perfect for sharing with your employees, posting or including in a newsletter.

NPGF Scholarship Fund Fact Sheet
An overview of the scholarship process.

Deadlines, notification letters, selection factors, and other questions are answered here.

Scholarship Recipients ~ Transcripts newsletter
A list of students who received scholarships for prior academic years. (Adobe PDF)

A list of students who received scholarships for prior academic years. (Video)

Help oversee fundraising and operations of the NPGF Scholarship Fund.

Criteria used to judge awards.

Make a Donation
Many donation options are available -- you can help make the Fund grow. 

  • Corporate Partners Campaign
  • Establish a Scholarship for your Company, to honor someone or in memory of someone
  • Individual donations

NPGF Scholarship Corporate Partners for 2017-2018

  • ADD Systems
  • Al Parsch Oil & Propane Company Inc.
  • Auxier Gas
  • Bergquist, Inc.
  • Conger LP Gas, Inc
  • Dixie Gas & Oil Corp
  • Enderby Gas, Inc
  • France Propane Services, Inc
  • Gardner Marsh Gas Equipment Company
  • Gresham Petroleum Co.
  • McMahan's Bottle Gas
  • McNeill Oil and Propane Co. Inc.
  • NGL Energy Partners
  • Phelps Sungas
  • Propane Gas Association of New England
  • Ray Murray, Inc
  • Revere Gas
  • SchagrinGAS Co.

NPGFoundation Scholarship Fund Donors

Platinum Plus
Blossman Gas
CHS Inc./CHS Foundation
Friends and Family from Heritage Propane 
Georgia Propane Gas Association
Mississippi Propane Gas Association
Missouri Propane Gas Association
Propane Marketers Association of Kansas
Trinity Containers LLC
Benchmarking Council
Bertelsmeyer Children & Grandchildren
Joe and Naomi Cordill
Heritage Propane
Illinois Propane Gas Association
The Mattocks Family, In Memory of John D. Jenkins
New Jersey PGA/Alvin E. Clayton
North Carolina PGA/Romaine G. Holt
PGANE, In Memory of Frederick A Thomas
Quality Steel / IPS
Reifschneider/Ruhl Families and Manchester
      Tank & Equipment
Suburban Propane
Dynegy, in Memory of Elaine Ruhl
Carl and Cheryl Hughes Family Foundation
Diamond Plus
International Association of Young Gassers

The Guild of Ancient Gassers
Butane-Propane News
Patrice and Richard Bass,
        in Memory of James and Elizabeth Bass
Kim Bass-Gulli and Ben Gulli,
        in honor of James R. Bass Jr. and Patrice Bass
Estelle Capps, in Honor of Jim Bertelsmeyer
Gene and Joann Bissell
William Deal, in Memory of Maurice Deal
Fairbank Equipment and Family and Friends
      of Bill and Florene Wray
Esther Olson-Matthews, in Memory of Robert Olson
Linda & Bob Mayer, In Memory of John R. Blossman
Holly and Ray Murray
Mark and Beth Pennington
Pacific Propane Gas Association
Revere Gas, In Memory of Charles
   and in Honor of Sally Gayle Revere
Williams Energy
GAPGA, In Memory of Dan Gurley
LAPGA, In Memory of Marie Daniels
Southeastern States, In Memory of Harry S. Lyons
NPGA Members, in Memory of William B. McHenry
NPGA Members, in Memory of Ann McTier
   and in Honor of Sam McTier
NPGA Members, in Honor of Daniel N. Myers
NPGA Members, in Memory of Gail and Milford Therrell
NPGA At-Large
NPGA At-Large, in Memory of Jack Capps
NPGA At-Large, in Memory of Barbara & Bill Clark


For more information contact Joanne Casey, NPGF Scholarship Fund Manager, at 202-355-1328.