$1,000 Scholarships Available Through PPGA!

The Pacific Propane Gas Association (PPGA) Scholarship Fund was established by a committed group of volunteers. Its purpose is to foster educational opportunities for the children of current employees of PPGA by offering undergraduate scholarships to colleges or vocational/technical/trade schools. The Scholarships are awarded in honor of R.M. Dick Start, of Yakima, WA. Dick Start made tireless contributions to the propane industry and his community in the State of Washington. The PPGA Dick Start Scholarships are funded by generous contributions from member individuals and companies.

The Dick Start Scholarship Program is for graduating seniors whose parent is employed by a PPGA member. The program is for PPGA members, their employees and their families who are attending or planning to attend any community college, university, vocational or technical school. Each year, the PPGA awards up to four scholarships between $500-$1,000 each. The application deadline for the 2021-22 academic year is March 25, 2022.

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NPGA Scholarship Fund

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) or state association member companies along with PERC employee children 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.

The National Propane Gas Foundation Scholarship Fund (NPGF/SF) kicked off the 2022 – 2023 scholarship program last month. Children of employees of NPGA member companies, state propane associations, or PERC are eligible to apply. Applicants may be pursuing any course of study at two- and four-year colleges or technical, trade, or vocational schools. Students pursuing propane-related careers are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is February 15.

Every year, the NPGF/SF awards $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships to 100+ students. Since 1994, the NPGF Scholarship Fund has awarded more than two million dollars to 1400+ children of NPGA member company employees!

Learn more  about this opportunity including important FAQs, read about the 2021 scholarship recipients, and see a list of the generous donors who make this program possible.  Apply here. Questions? Contact [email protected].