IOGAWV Scholarship Program

In 1997, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, Inc. (IOGAWV) established its Scholarship Program in an effort to become more involved in higher education in West Virginia. The Scholarship Program was specifically created to reward the outstanding scholastic achievements of high school seniors whose parents work in the oil and natural gas industry for IOGAWV membership companies. The Association now also awards deserving high school “student employees” who have completed a required number of working hours at an IOGAWV member company. Since the Scholarship Program’s inception, IOGAWV has awarded a total of $155,000 in scholarships to these very deserving students.

Eligibility Rules:

1. Applicant must be a West Virginia high school senior.
2. Applicant must be a dependent of an employee/retiree of an IOGAWV Company in good standing OR be employed by an IOGAWV Company in good standing (Student employee must have worked a minimum of 400 hours. Validation of hours worked and a letter of recommendation from the employer must be provided).

3. Applicant must enroll in a four year West Virginia college or university.

4. Applicant must compose a 300-500 word essay answering the question: “Describe your community’s perception of the Oil and Gas Industry and explain how you would improve it.”

5. Application must be signed by the high school counselor.

6. The completed application (including the AP and Honors Courses, Extracurricular Activities Including Employment, and Community Service and Other Activities forms) along with the student’s essay, transcript and ACT scores must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 22, 2019 IOGAWV will accept applications and accompanying essays postmarked between January 2, 2019 and March 22, 2019. From all the applications received, an IOGAWV Scholarship Review Committee will review the qualifying applications and award $10,000 in scholarships in the early part of April 2019. The winners will be announced at their respective high school awards assemblies or commencement programs. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Dee Beane at 304-344-9867 or via e-mail at dbeane@iogawv.com.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

All forms below must be filled out in their entirety and signed by the school counselor. Please do not staple. 

2019 Scholarship Letter of Explanation

2019 Scholarship Application Requirements

2019 Scholarship Application Form

Advanced Placement and Honors Courses

Community Service and Non-School Activities (Including Employment)

Extracurricular School Activities

2017-2018  IOGAWV Scholarship Winners

The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) has awarded $1,000 scholarships to seven outstanding high school seniors this spring. The recipients will be attending a four-year West Virginia school and at least one parent works for an IOGAWV company.

Kimberly Morris has been named to receive the Jim Gehr Scholarship given annually to the student who exhibits the greatest commitment to community service. Morris is graduating from Bridgeport High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her mother, Karen Morris, is retired from Dominion.

Garrett Jordan has been named to receive the Brian Fox Scholarship which is funded by the Fox family to recognize his life and commitment to the oil and gas industry. Talbott is graduating from Cabell Midland High School and will be attending Marshall University. His father, Dwayne Jordan, is employed by MRC.

Bayleigh Meadows has been named to receive the Rubin Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by Steve Rubin, Blue Creek Gas, honors Dan, Sam and Stan Rubin, for their contributions to the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. Meadows is graduating from Nitro High School and will be attending Concord University. Her father, Jim Meadows, is employed by Putnam Natural Gas.

Karleigh Meadows has been named to receive the Kenny Greenlief Scholarship, funded by Waco Oil & Gas. Meadows is graduating from Nitro High School and will be attending Marshall University. Her father, Jim Meadows, is employed by Putnam Natural Gas.

Abigail Harvath has been named to receive the Dale Rettinger scholarship which honors highest academic achievement. Harvath is graduating from Sherman High School and will be attending Fairmont State University. Her father, Steven Harvath, is employed by Core Appalachia.

Matthew Harvey has been named to receive an IOGAWV scholarship. Harvey is graduating from Brooke High School and will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan College. His father, David Harvey, is employed by Eagle Manufacturing.

Hope Marling has been named to receive an IOGAWV scholarship. Marling is graduating from George Washington High School and will be attending WVU-Potomac State. Her mother, Romonda Marling, is employed by Lewis Glasser, PLLC.

Nathanial Scott has been named to receive an IOGAWV scholarship. Scott is graduating from Fairmont Senior High School and will be attending West Virginia University. His father, Adam Scott, is employed by Antero Resources.