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.

2022 Boyett Greinke Scholarship Recipients
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2022 Pay it Forward Scholarship Recipients
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Pay it Forward Scholarships

There are 8 scholarships available in 2023 totaling $25,000!
2 - $5,000 6 - $2,500

Who is Eligible?

Submission Materials

For those who are selected as winners:

Application Process

       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.

2023 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

The 2023 Application Period has closed.


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

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.