APMA Awards $80,000 in Scholarships

The Arizona Petroleum Marketers Association awarded 2019 scholarships to 21 students.

July 08, 2019

PHEONIX–The Arizona Petroleum Marketers Association Scholarship Foundation awarded $80,000 in 2019 scholarships to 21 students. Since its formation in 2007, the APMA Foundation has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships.

“We received the most applications to date, and we are giving out the most scholarship dollars in the history of the foundation,” said Foundation President Dave Alexander of Caljet. “We are proud to be providing financial assistance to worthy students investing in their futures.”

Applicants participated in a rigorous application and interview process before being selected for awards varying from $10,000 to $2,000. To maintain their eligibility, awardees must sustain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

David Oberan from Mesa, Arizona was awarded $10,000 and named the Ann Champlin Memorial Scholarship winner, the top honor bestowed by the foundation. Oberan is studying manufacturing engineering at Arizona State University.

Scholarships are available for APMA-member employees who are working on a degree to advance in their company, as well as employees’ dependents, spouses, children or grandchildren who are high school seniors, college undergraduates or graduate students. Any accredited post-secondary program, including trade schools, will qualify.

At NACS, judging is underway to choose recipients of the 2019 NACS Foundation scholarships, and winners will be notified on or before July 9.

Each year, the NACS Foundation distributes up to 11 educational scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to select applicants. The scholarship helps fund tuition costs toward undergraduate career education, community college or university. The 2019 scholarship recipients also will receive a stipend to attend this year’s NACS Show in Atlanta, where they will be recognized during a special evening ceremony and given a firsthand opportunity to learn more about the industry.