FPMA Scholarship Award Program
The Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, Inc. established the FPMA Scholarship Fund in 1981. The fund's main purpose is to promote the education of talented young men and women and help them fulfill their educational goals. Financial need is considered; however a student with secure resources will not be discounted if there is sufficient evidence of self-motivation and academic achievement. The fund is not limited to students pursuing a career in the petroleum industry, however, preference will be given to those seeking employment within the private industry sector.
FPMA's Scholarship Fund is made possible through the donations of petroleum marketers, their associates, suppliers and friends. Contributions are used exclusively for the provision of scholarship awards to students, and are tax deductible as educational contributions. Funds may also be given as contributions toward establishing a memorial scholarship honoring a particular individual. Donations should be made payable to "FPMA Scholarship".
To receive the FPMA Scholarship Award, an applicant must be a Florida resident meeting one of following criteria: (A) is financially independent and either owns or is employed by an FPMA member company; (B) is a financial dependent of an owner of an FPMA member company; (C) is a financial dependent of an employee of an FPMA member company. The scholarship is for undergraduate students only and may be used for in-state, out-of-state, private and public schools. All applicants must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for consideration. Eligible applicants must be either entering college or university for the fall semester of the same year applying or must be currently enrolled. Eligible must enroll in a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours during the fall and spring semesters. Receipt of the scholarship award funds can not be postponed for use at a later date.
Scholarship award applications may be downloaded by clicking here Applications and all supporting materials are due by the COB of the first Friday in April of each year. Each application must include an OFFICIAL SEALED high school transcript (if you have already attended more than one year of college, you only need include an OFFICIAL SEALED college transcript). If transcripts are not included, your application will not be considered. Each application must include a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation along with the required essay. Any questions regarding FPMA's Scholarship Award or the application process should be directed to Cyndi Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 850.877.5178
Submit completed application and and all supporting materials to:
209 Office Plaza Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Members of FPMA's Scholarship Committee decide upon the TWO final scholarship award recipients. In making its selection, the Committee considers each applicant's academic records, extracurricular activities, vocational goals, essays and letters of recommendation. Award recipients will be notified of their selection before the end of June.
Payment of Funds
After receiving an Official Enrollment Notification (each semester) from the recipients' college or university, FPMA will then issue a check made payable to the college or university and send it directly for deposit into the student's school account. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,500.00 per semester (Fall and Spring) for a period of two consecutive years, for a total amount equaling $6,000.00. Applicants in their senior year will only receive the award for their final year of school in the amount of $1,500.00 per semester (Fall and Spring), for a total amount equaling $3,000.00.