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 $148,000 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 23, 20178 IOGAWV will accept applications and accompanying essays postmarked between January 2, 2018 and March 23, 2018. From all the applications received, an IOGAWV Scholarship Review Committee will select seven one-time only $1,000 scholarship winners. 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. 

2018 Scholarship Letter of Explanation

2018 Scholarship Application Requirements

2018 Scholarship Application Form

Advanced Placement and Honors Courses

Community Service and Non-School Activities (Including Employment)

Extracurricular School Activities

2015-2016  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.

Rachel E. Bell has been named to receive an IOGAWV General Scholarship. Bell is graduating from George Washington High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her father, Keith Bell is employed by Northeast Natural Energy, LLC. Rachel’s scholarship will be presented during school ceremonies on May 19.

Sydney N. Dennison has been named to receive the Dale Rettinger Scholarship. Dennison
is graduating from George Washington High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her mother, Lisa Dennison is employed by Summit Community Bank. Sydney’s scholarship will be presented during school ceremonies on May 19.

Zachary R. Hawkins has been named to receive an IOGAWV General Scholarship. Hawkins is graduating from Emmanuel Christian School and will be attending Fairmont State University. His mother, Kelli Hawkins is employed by Dominon Resources. Zachary’s scholarship will be presented during school ceremonies on May 27.

Kaylea A. Hoffman has been named to receive the Fox Scholarship. Hoffman is graduating from Capitol High School and will be attending Marshall University. Her mother, Tamara Hoffman is employed by Columbia Gas. Kaylea’s scholarship will be presented during school ceremonies on May 18.

Emilie Jedamski has been named to receive the Greenlief Scholarship. Jedamski is graduating from Gilmer County High School and will be attending Davis and Elkins College. Her father, Bert Jedamski is employed by PDC Energy. Emilie’s scholarship will be presented during school ceremonies on May 19.

Molly Layne has been named to receive the Rubin Scholarship. Layne is graduating from Bridgeport High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her mother, Joyce Layne is employed by Dominion Resources. Molly’s scholarship will be presented during school ceremonies on May 17.

Brooklyn Perkey has been named to receive the Gehr Scholarship. Perkey is graduating from Lewis County High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her father, Mark Perkey is employed by Energy Corporation of America. Brooklyn’s scholarship will be presented during school ceremonies on May 20.