SIGMA Marketer Members’ employees who are actively pursuing or plan to pursue a degree, program, or specific training that will help advance or expand their career within their fuels industry company. Scholarship funds awarded must be used within 9 months of official notification.
The Fuel Foundation
Drive Change In Our Industry Through Research
The Fuel Foundation’s education arm has sponsored top notch presenters and industry experts at SIGMA meetings and in SIGMA publications to provide members with information, direction and insight for SIGMA members.
The Fuel Foundation supports two valuable scholarship programs each year. The mission of the Pay it Forward Scholarships is to help advance the education of SIGMA member company affiliated students with strong academics who are dedicated to community service through volunteerism. The Carl Boyett Industry Scholarships in honor of former SIGMA President Carl Boyett are awarded to employees who are actively pursuing or plan to pursue a degree, program, or specific training that will help advance or expand their career within their fuels industry company.
The Fuel Foundation is possible due to the generous contributions from individuals and businesses within our industry. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution and help further the education of an exceptional “pay it forward minded” student, please click here.
Diamond Level | $25,000
Platinum Level | $10,000
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.
Midwest Petroleum Company
Gold Level | $5,000
Parkland Fuel Corporation
Southwest Georgia Oil Co., Inc.
U.S. Venture Inc.
Silver Level | $2,500
Coulson Oil Company, Inc.
Global Partners LP
Kwik Trip, Inc.
Mansfield Energy Corp.
The Reid Group
Bronze Level | $1,000
Dickerson Petroleum, Inc.
Parent Petroleum, Inc.
Pride Operating LLC
Savings Oil Company / Dodge's Stores
Sun Valley Energy
Patron | $500
The Chambliss Group
Petroleum Marketing Group
Minuteman Food Marts
Pay it Forward Scholarships
There are 8 scholarships available in 2023 totaling $25,000!
2 - $5,000 6 - $2,500
Who is Eligible?
For those who are selected as winners:
The Application Period for 2023 is Now Closed
2022 Pay it Forward Recipients
SIGMA’s Fuel Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Pay it Forward Scholarships:
Anette Cheyne – Parkland Refining BC Limited
Anna Murrin – Roady’s Truck Stops
Benjamin Goodwin – Wawa, Inc
Brandi Harmon – Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems
Chelsea Poppleton – U.S. Venture
Jessica Telizyn – Parkland Refining BC Limited
Josh Davis – SC Fuels
Nathan Winiarski – Delta Sonic Car Wash Systems
Sara Nivens – Sun Valley Energy
Boyett-Greinke Industry Scholarships
The Fuel Foundation is pleased to offer these scholarships in honor of former SIGMA Presidents Carl Boyett and Frank Greinke
*SIGMA reserves the right to revise these conditions and procedures at any time and may choose to terminate the program.
Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded this year.
Boyett-Greinke Industry Scholarship applications must include the following:
Scholarships will be announced and recipients notified by July 12, 2023.
Deadline to Apply
Deadline to Apply is June 23, 2023.
2022 Boyett-Greinke Scholarships
The 2022 Carl Boyett Scholarships were awarded to:
Lindsay Crank – Pilot Company and
Joel Pudenz – Casey’s General Stores
The Fuel Foundation would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and businesses within our industry. Funds raised are used for a variety of purposes to achieve our goals, from research and grants related to studies on topics that affect our industry, to our Pay it Forward Scholarship program.
No amount is too small. What’s more, contributions to The Fuel Foundation are tax deductible to corporations and individuals!
LEVELS OF GIVING Based
on Annual Contributions
$25,000 + per year
To Pay by Credit Card Call Ginny Griffin at (703) 375- 0495
Fuel Foundation Registration Rate
SIGMA member companies that contribute to The Fuel Foundation are eligible for a special, reduced registration rate of $725 for SIGMA conferences.