The Fuel Foundation

Drive Change In Our Industry Through Research

The Fuel Foundation was established to drive change in our industry through research, education and independent studies, promoting forward thinking and in-depth analysis on the issues facing our business each and every day.

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 Boyett-Greinke Industry Scholarships in honor of former SIGMA Presidents Carl Boyett  and Frank Greinke 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.

Pay it Forward Scholarships

There are 8 scholarships available in 2024 totaling $25,000!
2 - $5,000 in honor of Marilyn Selvitelle and 6 - $2,500

Who is Eligible?

Submission Materials

For those who are selected as winners:

Application Process

The 2024 application window is now closed.

2023 Pay it Forward Recipients

SIGMA’s Fuel Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Pay it Forward Scholarships:

Aditi Chopra – Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
Kaleb Cartwright – Hightowers Petroleum Company
Shriya Anumarlu – SC Fuels
Braydon Newman – Parkland Refining BC Limited
Aiden Anderson – Wawa, Inc.
Julia Nitz – Wawa, Inc.
Alexandra Drovetsky – BASF Corporation
Andrew Sanft – Global Partners

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.

2024 Scholarships

Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded this year.

Who Can Apply?

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.


Boyett-Greinke Industry Scholarship applications must include the following: 

How to Apply

Scholarships will be announced and recipients notified by July 15, 2024.

Deadline to Apply

The deadline to apply is June 24, 2024

2023 Boyett-Greinke Scholarships

The 2023 Carl Boyett Scholarships were awarded to:

Junior Oscar – RaceTrac Petroleum
Jessica Schreckhise – Gasamat Oil Corp. of Colorado/Smoker Friendly


Congratulations to these two outstanding recipients for their achievement!
Driving Change . . . Together

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!

on Annual Contributions
o Diamond
$25,000 + per year
o Platinum
o Gold
o Silver
o Bronze
o Patron

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.