Education is the Ultimate Investment for the Future
The National Propane Gas Foundation (NPGF) Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 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/trade schools. The fund provides nonrenewable scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 and $2,000. Scholarships are funded from the Scholarship Fund endowment earmarked for that purpose and managed by NPGF.
Continuing in the 2020/2021 academic year, NPGF is again offering $1,000 scholarships solely to applicants attending an accredited trade, technical or vocational school pursuing one of following propane-related occupations: Commercial Truck Driver, Electrician, Gas Fitter, HVAC Technician, Pipe Fitter or Plumber. Click here for details.
The deadline to apply for a 2020/2021 (academic year) NPGF Scholarship is now closed! Applicants will be notified of their scholarship status no later than the end of May.
The application for the NPGF college/technical school scholarship program for the 2021/2022 academic year opens on September 15, 2020. The submission deadline is February 15, 2021. Official transcripts are required for this application. For high school seniors, SAT or ACT test scores are required or an explanation of why no test was taken. This aid is for undergraduate study or trade, technical, or vocational school study. Applicants also submit with their parent’s approval, family financial information on the application.
Applications will open on September 15, 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
- A 100% completed and submitted online application
- A student’s GPA (2.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale)
- If a high school senior, his/her standardized test scores or explanation if no test was taken
- Activities participated while in high school or college
- Responses to three short-answer essay questions
- A family’s financial situation
- Be a child of an parent employed full-time at a NPGA or state propane gas association member company.
- Scholarship Brochure
- NPGF Scholarship Flyer – full page (click on the “full page” to open the flyer)
- NPGF Scholarship Flyer – half page
- NPGF Scholarship Flyer – Envelope Mailer
An overview of the scholarship process.
Deadlines, notification letters, selection factors, and other questions are answered here.
2020 Silent Auction was held on 2/10/2020 in Scottsdale, AZ. Over $37,000 was raised!
A link to all past recipients can be found by clicking on the heading above.
The committee bestowed the following over the last five years:
Year Amount # of Students
2019/2020 $128,000 95
2018/2019 $128,000 93
2017/2018 $129,500 92
2016/2017 $126,000 86
2015/2016 $110,000 73
To view the 2019/2020 NPGF Scholarship Recipients, click here.
Help oversee fundraising and operations of the NPGF Scholarship Fund.
Criteria used to judge awards.
NPGF Scholarship Fund Photos
View some of the pictures of Scholarship Committee activities and volunteers in action.
Many donation options are available — you can help grow the Fund by:
- Joining the Corporate Partners Campaign
- Establishing a scholarship in your state/regional propane gas association’s name, your company’s name, or to honor or memorialize of an individual
- Making an individual donation
- Donating through smile.amazon.com!
NPGF Scholarship Corporate Partners for the 2019/2020 year include:
(updated last on September 18, 2019)
- ADD Systems
- Auxier Gas
- Bergquist, Incorporated
- Blue Flame Management
- Cargas Systems
- Calkins LP Gas Company
- Cargas Systems
- DCC Propane
- Delta Liquid Energy
- Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation
- Eastern Propane
- Enderby Gas, Incorporated
- Energy Distribution Partners
- France Propane Services, Incorporated
- Gardner Marsh Gas Equipment Company
- Gresham Petroleum Company
- International Association of Young Gassers, Incorporated
- Lake Granbury Propane
- McMahan’s Bottle Gas
- North Star Energy LLC
- Propane Gas Association of New England
- Quality Steel Corporation
- Ray Murray, Incorporated
- Rinnai America Corporation
- Rural Fuels
- Rutherford Equipment
- Sams Gas
- Schagrin Gas Company
- Superior Plus Propane
NPGF Scholarship Fund Donors
CHS Inc. / CHS Foundation
Friends and Family from Heritage Propane
Georgia Propane Gas Association
Illinois Propane Gas Association
Mississippi Propane Gas Association
Missouri Propane Gas Association
Propane Gas of New England / Propane Angels
Propane Marketers Association of Kansas
Bertelsmeyer Children & Grandchildren
Gene and Joann Bissell
Joe and Naomi Cordill
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 Family Scholarship
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
Jerry and Susan Brick
Gene and Joann Bissell
In Memory of John R. Blossman
William Deal, in Memory of Maurice Deal
Fairbank Equipment and Family and Friends
of Bill and Florene Wray
GAPGA, In Memory of Dan Gurley
Iowa Propane Gas Association
LAPGA, In Memory of Marie Daniels
Esther Olson-Matthews, in Memory of Robert Olson
Linda & Bob Mayer
Holly and Ray Murray
NPGA Members, in Memory of William B. McHenry
NPGA Members, in Memory of Ann McTier and of Sam McTier
NPGA Members, in Honor of Daniel N. Myers
NPGA Members, In Memory of Charles Ory
NPGA Members, in Memory of Gail and Milford Therrell
Mark and Beth Pennington
Pacific Propane Gas Association
Southeastern States, In Memory of Harry S. Lyons
NPGA At-Large, in Memory of Jack Capps
NPGA At-Large, in Memory of Barbara & Bill Clark
NPGA At-Large, in Honor of Richard R. Roldan
For more information contact Lori Dec, NPGF Scholarship Coordinator, or call at 202-355-1328.