Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarships are available only to dependent children (natural born, stepchild, adopted, or children with legal guardians) of current employees of National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) member companies or state propane gas associations. Parents that are employed by NPGA member companies must be directly involved in the production, transportation, marketing, or distribution of propane; supplying goods or services to NPGA member companies; or supplying propane appliances to propane consumers.

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • High school senior or an undergraduate student with a grade point average of at least 2.6 (or equivalent).
  • Plans to be a full-time student for the upcoming school year in an undergraduate degree program by an accredited college or university, or enrolled in a vocational or technical school.
  • A dependent child of an employee of a member of the National Propane Gas Association. The parent’s work must be directly involved in the propane industry.

Note: When an affiliated state or regional association is a Platinum Donor, the employer must also be a member of that association for the applicant to be eligible for that state's award.

*Recipients may apply annually for up to four years; provided they meet the following requirements:

  • Remain a full-time student
  • Maintain a grade level of at least 2.6 (or equivalent)
  • Verify that their parent/guardian is still employed by an NPGA member company, and directly involved in the propane industry
  • Maintain legal IRS tax dependent status under their parent/guardian


The following data are required from each candidate:

  • An official application form (via online application)
  • Official transcripts of all high school and college records.
    • Senior's in High School must have their fall semester transcripts sent.  If dual-enrolled have both high school and college transcripts sent.
    • Current college students need only provide the fall semester college transcript
    • Transcripts may be sent on paper by mail, email, or fax.
  • Authorization to release family financial information (located on last page of the online application).

Application forms must be submitted online only and must be completed by February 15.  High school and college transcripts must be provided directly by the school.  They can be emailed to, faxed  to 202-466-7205, or mailed and postmarked, by February 15 . 
*** All required documentation must be submitted on or by February 15
each year for scholarships to be granted the following fall semester. ***

Applicants are required to provide family financial information and references, as indicated on the online application form.