SCHOLARSHIPS GUIDELINES

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SCHOLARSHIPS GUIDELINES
Application Requirements - Scholarship applications shall be sent to all members no later than
March 1 each year. An application must be submitted to the Executive Director postmarked or hand
delivered no later than April 1. Eligibility for scholarships is limited to a child of a parent who is
currently working in the propane industry with at least one year’s service, retired after at least twenty
years service in the industry, or is deceased having worked in the industry for at least five years. The
company must be a member in good standing of the Association. Applicants must be scheduled to
graduate from an accredited high school and enter college or be enrolled full time in college with
plans to continue at least another year full time. Grade transcripts for the prior three years and a
handwritten essay on career plans should be attached to the application. Only one application per
candidate per year is necessary. If no eligible candidate applies, a scholarship will not be awarded.
Applicants shall be graded based on a points system designated by the committee and approved by
the board.
Scholarship Terms - Each scholarship will be awarded for one year only. Upon reapplication, an
award may be renewed. No more than four awards will be made in a year. Proceeds will be paid
directly to the student recipient in installments matching the school’s division of the academic year
after receipt of proof of enrollment and of continuing good standing. Recipients must maintain a
grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or provide proof of good standing at schools not using a
numerical grading system. The two Pace scholarships shall be awarded in the amount of Two
Thousand Dollars each and shall be awarded to students attending a four-year college or university.
The Darden and May scholarships in the amount of Two Thousand Dollars each will be awarded to
students attending a four-year college or university, a junior college, or a vocational school.
611 Commerce Street • Suite 2727 • Nashville, Tennessee 37203 • 615-256-TPGA •
1-888-240-TPGA • Fax 615-256-4773
[email protected]
APPLICATION FOR THE
TENNESSEE PROPANE GAS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
NAME:____________________________________________________________________
First
Middle
Last
ADDRESS:_________________________________________________________________
DAY TELEPHONE NUMBER:___________ EVENING TELEPHONE NUMBER:_________
DATE OF BIRTH:_________________
Month / Day / Year
DATE OF GRADUATION:_______________
Month / Day / Year
SCHOOL:___________________________________________________________________
Name
City
State
GRADE AVERAGE (Grades 9-12):_______________
SCHOOL PLANNING TO ATTEND:_______________________________________________
HAVE YOU BEEN ACCEPTED:
_________
___________
YES
NO
ELIGIBLE FOR OR APPLIES FOR OTHER GRANTS OR SCHOLARSHIPS? ___YES ___NO
IF SO, PLEASE LIST ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER THE NAME OF THE
SCHOLARSHIP AND THE AMOUNT IF YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED.
I PLAN TO MAJOR IN:____________________ I PLAN TO MINOR IN:____________________
IF SELECTED, DO YOU AGREE TO FURNISH TNPGA A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT
EACH SEMESTER? __________YES
____________NO
PLEASE LIST SIGNIFICANT HONORS OR ACHIEVEMENTS YOU HAVE RECEIVED. YOU
MAY USE AN ADDITIONAL SHEET IF NECESSARY.
NAME OF PARENT EMPLOYED IN THE PROPANE INDUSTRY:_______________________
PARENT EMPLOYED BY:__________________________________________________
COMPANY LOCATION:____________________________________________________
POSITION HELD:_______________________ LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT:_______________
PARENT’S HOME ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________
PARENT’S DAY PHONE:____________________ HOME PHONE:_______________________
Additional Information: Provide the following handwritten information as requested. Do not
exceed 300 words. Address all of the following:
A. Brief character description of yourself, including your strengths and weaknesses.
B. Why are you applying for this scholarship? What are your plans for the future?
C. What has been your most important extracurricular activity or community service, and what
has your participation in it meant to your as an individual? (i.e.: jobs, sports, church
activities)
D. 1st & 2nd year college students in addition to your current grades should also attach a copy of
your Junior and Senior year transcripts
DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1st. If no eligible candidate has
applied, the scholarship will not be awarded. Please remit to: TNPGA, 611 Commerce St., Ste.
2727, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. If you have questions, please call (888)240-8742 or Fax:
(615)256-4773.
_____________________________________
Signature
*TNPGA would like to encourage you to also apply for the NPGA Scholarships. You must
apply for the NPGA online at www.npga.org. The deadline for submittal of your completed
online application and receipt of all required information is March 15, 2013.
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