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
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Platinum Level | $10,000
Guttman Energy, Inc.
Newman Properties, Inc.
Gold Level | $5,000
Mansfield Energy Corp.
Metroplex Energy, Inc.
Space Age Fuel Inc.
Silver Level | $2,500
Coleman Oil Company
Coulson Oil Company
Kwik Trip, Inc.
The Reid Group
Tom Thumb Food Stores, Inc.
Bronze Level | $1,000
Brenner Oil Company
Eastern Petroleum Corporation
Kendrick Oil Company
Ports Petroleum Co., Inc.
Retif Oil & Fuel, LLC
Patron | $500
United Petroleum Transports
Pay it Forward Scholarships
There are 9 scholarships available in 2022 totaling $25,000!
1 - $5,000 8 - $2,500
Who is Eligible?
For those who are selected as winners:
Deadline to Apply
Deadline to Apply is May 18, 2022.
2021 Pay it Forward Recipients
SIGMA’s Fuel Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Pay it Forward Scholarships:
Jocelyn Bode – Kwik Trip
Julia Croft – Parkland Fuel Corporation
Rachel Van Hefty – Kenan Advantage Group
Dana Maia Khalil – Motiva Enterprises
Ryley MacWilliams – Wilson Fuel Co. Ltd
Jamilynne McCabe – Wawa, Inc.
Lillian Reid – Kwik Trip
Elle Smarzinski – U.S. Venture
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.
Carl Boyett Industry Scholarship applications must include the following:
Click on the links to the right to apply online or to download the application.
Scholarships will be announced and recipients notified by August 1, 2022.
Deadline to Apply
Deadline to Apply is June 27, 2022.
2021 Carl Boyett Scholarships
The 2020 Carl Boyett Scholarships were awarded to:
Rachel Faison – Douglass Distributing Co. and
Julie Payne – The Kroger Company
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.