Program Overview

As part of our commitment to the local midstream and gas processing industry, the Appalachian Basin GPA Midstream Association (ABGPA Midstream) has initiated a scholarship program to support the educational endeavors of our future members and industry employees.

ABGPA Midstream promotes regional growth within our industry by awarding financial support through our scholarship program to Engineering and Technical School students interested in Midstream careers. For the 2017/2018 academic school year, the Appalachian Basin Chapter plans to award scholarships up to a total of $15,000.

This year, the Appalachian Basin Chapter has partnered with West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh, Pierpont Community & Technical College, Pittsburgh Technical College, Westmoreland Community College, Community College of Beaver County, and Slippery Rock University.

The ABGPA Midstream Scholarship Committee is composed of a minimum of three members appointed by the Board of Directors. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and will provide a recommendation of nominees to the Board of Directors.

The Scholarship Committee will judge applications based on merit to students who’s academic and extra-curricular activities demonstrate a desire to succeed, a commitment to making a positive contribution to others and whose application substantiates the minimum requirements below.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  1. Student must demonstrate a strong interest in joining the oil and natural gas midstream industry.
  2. Students must currently be enrolled as a full time student (at least 12 credit hours) at a partner school and at least in the second year of a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree program with a concentration in engineering or petroleum technology.
  3. Student must possess a grade point average of 2.8 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Proof or verification of GPA may be requested by the Scholarship Committee.
  4. Student must be a US Citizen.
  5. Student cannot be a relative of an ABGPA Scholarship Committee member.

Scholarship applications for the 2017/2018 school year must be emailed to prior to October 31, 2017 (EXTENDED FROM 10/1/31). The ABGPA Midstream Scholarship Committee will review the applications and award prior to November 15, 2017.