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. New this year, NPGF is offering two $1,000 scholarships solely for applicants attending a trade/technical/vocational school pursuing one of six programs (Commercial Truck Driving, Electrical, Gas fitting, HVAC, Pipe fitting or Plumbing). Click here for details.
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 awarded $128,000 in scholarships in the 2018/19 school year, $129,500 in scholarships to 92 awardees for the 2017-2018 academic year, $126,000 in scholarships to 86 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, etc. To view all the scholarship recipients and totals awarded click here.
2019/2020 Academic Year Applications opens on September 15, 2018!
The college scholarship application for the 2019/2020 academic year will open September 15, 2018. The submission deadline is 2/15/19. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of May. For high school seniors, SAT or ACT test scores are required (but not both). Official transcripts are needed. This aid is for undergraduate study only. Applicants also submit with their parent’s approval, family financial information on the application.
Start or continue your application.
A candidate’s criteria and entry requirements.
Download a PDF version of the Scholarship Brochure.
Download a PDF version of the Scholarship Program flyers, perfect for sharing with your employees, posting or including in a newsletter.
An overview of the scholarship process.
Deadlines, notification letters, selection factors, and other questions are answered here.
A list of students who received scholarships for prior academic years.
Help oversee fundraising and operations of the NPGF Scholarship Fund.
Criteria used to judge awards.
View some of the pictures of Scholarship Committee activities and volunteers in action
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 2018/19
- ADD Systems
- Auxier Gas
- Cargas Systems
- Conger LP Gas, Inc.
- DCC Propane
- Delta Liquid Energy
- Dixie Gas & Oil Corp
- Eastern Gas, Inc.
- Enderby Gas, Inc
- France Propane Services, Inc.
- Gardner Marsh Gas Equipment Company
- Gresham Petroleum Co.
- International Association of Young Gassers, Inc.
- Lake Granbury Propane
- McMahan’s Bottle Gas
- McNeill Oil and Propane Co. Inc.
- Modern Gas Co, Inc.
- NGL Energy Partners
- North Star Energy LLC
- Phelps Sungas
- Plains Marketing L.P.
- Propane Gas Association of New England
- Quality Steel Corporation
- Ray Murray, Inc
- Revere Gas
- Rutherford Equipment, Inc
- Sams Gas
NPGFoundation Scholarship Fund Donors
CHS Inc. / CHS Foundation
Friends and Family from Heritage Propane
Georgia Propane Gas Association
Mississippi Propane Gas Association
Missouri Propane Gas Association
Propane Gas of New England / Propane Angels
Propane Marketers Association of Kansas
Trinity Containers LLC
Bertelsmeyer Children & Grandchildren
Gene and Joann Bissell
Joe and Naomi Cordill
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
Quality Steel / IPS
Reifschneider/Ruhl Families and Manchester
Tank & Equipment
Revere Gas, In memory of Charles
and in Honor of Sally Gayle
Dynegy, in Memory of Elaine Ruhl
Carl and Cheryl Hughes Family Foundation
International Association of Young Gassers
The Guild of Ancient Gassers
Patrice and Richard Bass,
in Memory of James and Elizabeth Bass
Kim Bass-Gulli and Ben Gulli,
James R. Bass Jr. and Patrice Bass award
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
Iowa Propane Gas Association
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
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, in Memory of Jack Capps
NPGA At-Large, in Memory of Barbara & Bill Clark
For more information contact Lori Dec, NPGF Scholarship Coordinator, or call at 202-355-1328.