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)
  • Two completed evaluation letters (submitted directly by the evaluator)
    • E-1 Evaluation Letter must be submitted by an adult not related to you and not a faculty member. Download E-1
    • E-2 Evaluation Letter must be completed and submitted by any current or former faculty member. Download E-2
    • Each evaluation letter must be emailed directly by the evaluator only to
  • Official transcripts of all high school and college records. (First-semester college students need only to send the high school transcripts and college transcript if dual-enrolled.) These 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 started and completed by February 15. The evaluation letter must be submitted directly by the evaluator and emailed only to High school and college transcripts may be emailed, faxed, 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.