Undergraduate college scholarships are available only to children of current employees of National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) or state propane gas association member companies. The parent of the NPGA or state propane gas association member company 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.
To go to the main NPGF Scholarship Fund Page, click here.
To apply, click here.
All applicants and reapplying recipients must meet the following criteria:
- Be a high school senior or an undergraduate student with a grade point average of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
- Be unmarried and under the age of 24 at the time of the application deadline (February 15).
- Be a full time or plan to be a full-time student for the upcoming school year in an undergraduate degree program by an accredited college/university or enrolled in a certificate or one-to-two year degree program at an accredited vocational, technical or trade school.
- Remain in good overall standing with the school.
- Be a child of an employee whose parent works at a member company of the National Propane Gas Association or a member company of a state propane gas association. The parent’s work must be directly involved in the propane industry.
Note: When an affiliated state or regional association offers a scholarship, the employer must also be a member of that association for the applicant to be eligible for that state/regional award.
Current recipients must reapply every year up to four years that they want to be considered for aid.
Scholarship Rules and Procedures
The following information is required from each candidate:
- A Completed Online Application
- Official Transcripts – These can only be submitted by high school and/or college administrators. Students or parents cannot submit their child’s school transcripts.
- Students must have their school, send by U.S. mail, fax, email or through an electronic transcript service the student’s official transcripts. (Use the contact information at the bottom of this screen to submit transcripts.)
- Transcripts need to have the fall semester classes and grades on it. Sometimes this information is not available until the first of January for high school students. It is the student’s responsibility that the correct transcript is submitted. If transcripts do not contain the student’s 12th grade fall semester classes and grades or a college student’s fall semester classes and grades, this requirement will not be considered complete. Then the student will need to re-request this information.
- Official transcripts may be sent by U.S. mail (must be sealed envelope from the institution). They can be emailed or faxed by the school (but not by a parent or student).
- The student’s grade point average (GPA) needs to be provided by the school or on the transcripts using a 4.0 scale and ask school administrators to email firstname.lastname@example.org this GPA if the transcript does not list it in that format. It is also highly recommended that high schools send their school profile with the student’s transcript.
- If a high school senior is dual-enrolled both the high school and college transcripts need to be sent.
- Standardized Test Scores or Explanation – If a high school senior or gap year student, the applicant needs to submit either:
- ACT Composite Score or
- SAT Critical Reading and Math Scores or
- An explanation of why the student did not take a standardized test.
- NPGF does not need both sets of scores. The student is to choose which test scores to send/upload. Students can email, fax, send by U.S. mail or upload themselves on the application site their official score report or a screen shot of from either standardized test website which shows
- the student’s name
- test date; and
- scores. (NPGF does allow SAT super-scoring where we accept scores from one test and add it to another score from another test date.)
- Authorization by parents releasing correct family/financial information – Parents will need to verify the family/financial information submitted on the application is correct and must agree to the truthfulness of the student’s application.
Application forms must be submitted online only and must be completed by February 15, 2019. High school and college transcripts must be provided directly by the school and have up until February 20 to be submitted. Those sent by U.S. mail, emailed or faxed by students or parents will not be accepted. Transcripts can only be sent by school officials.
Applicants are required to provide family financial information as indicated on the online application form.
To apply, click here.
National Propane Gas Foundation (NPGF) Scholarship Fund
Attention: Lori Dec
1899 L Street NW, Ste. 350
Washington, DC 20036
202 355 1328 – ph
202 566 -7205 – fax
email@example.com – direct email
firstname.lastname@example.org -general email for transcripts and standardized test scores