Undergraduate college scholarships are available only to children of current employees of National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) or state propane gas association member companies along with PERC employee children. The parent of the NPGA/state propane gas association member company or
PERC 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.
The Application for the 2021/2022 academic year is now open. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2021.
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 full-time at a member company of the National Propane Gas Association or state propane gas association or at PERC. 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.
NPGF offers technical school scholarships for students attending accredited technical, trade or vocational schools pursuing one of the below propane-related fields. NPGF will re-verify each July the student’s course of study. If it is not one of the approved concentrations below, NPGF will deem the student ineligible for its technical school scholarship.
Commercial Truck Driver
Scholarship Rules and Procedures
The following information is required from each candidate: All materials are due by 2/15/2021 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted for the 2021-2022 application cycle.
- A Completed and Submitted Online Application.
- Official Transcript – This can only be submitted by high school and/or college administrators. Students or parents cannot submit their child’s school transcript.
- Students must have their school send by U.S. mail, fax, email or through an electronic transcript service the student’s official transcript. (Use the contact information at the bottom of this screen to submit transcripts.)
- Official transcripts need to have the fall semester classes AND GRADES on them. Sometimes this information is not available until the end of January for high school students and the end of December for college students. It is the student’s responsibility that the correct transcript is submitted. If transcripts do not contain the high school 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 and still have it arrive by the transcript “February 20” due date. Transcripts can be postmarked using the U.S. mail as late as February 20, 2020 or emailed by that date.
- Official transcripts may be sent by U.S. mail (but they must be in sealed envelopes 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 this format. It is also highly recommended that high schools send/email 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 a “gap year” student, the applicant needs to submit either:
- ACT Composite Score or
- SAT Evidenced Based Critical Reading and Writing Score and Math Score or
- An explanation of why the student did not take a standardized test.
- NPGF does not need to provide both sets of scores. The student is to choose which test scores to send/upload. For SAT scores, NPGF allows for ACT and SAT “super scoring.” For the SAT Test this means an SAT score from one test can be combined with an SAT score from another test taking the highest scores from two different tests. For ACT Test, students can submit superscore test results that may result in achieving a higher Composite Score from a prior ACT Test. 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
- 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.
2021-2022 Application Deadline:
Applications will only be accepted online and must be complete and submitted by February 15, 2021, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time. High school and college transcripts must be provided directly by the school and have up until February 20, 2021 to be post marked or submitted. Transcripts 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 on or after 9/15/2020.
National Propane Gas Foundation (NPGF) Scholarship Fund
Attn: Maril Olson
1899 L Street NW, Ste. 350
Washington, DC 20036
202-355-1340 – ph
202 466-7205 – fax
email@example.com – general email for transcripts and standardized test scores