In 1997, GO-WV established its Scholarship Program in an effort to become more involved in higher education in West Virginia. The Scholarship Program was specifically created to reward the outstanding scholastic achievements of high school seniors whose parents work in the oil and natural gas industry for GO-WV membership companies. GO-WV also awards deserving high school “student employees” who have completed a required number of working hours at an GO-WV member company. Since the Scholarship Program’s inception, GO-WV has awarded over total of $230,000 in scholarships to these very deserving students. Beginning in 2020, we are offered two scholarships to students attending vocational and/or technical schools.
2018 Scholarship Recipients
The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (GO-WV) has awarded scholarships to eight outstanding high school seniors this spring. The recipients will be attending a four-year West Virginia school and at least one parent works for an GO-WV company.
Kimberly Morris has been named to receive the Jim Gehr Scholarship given annually to the student who exhibits the greatest commitment to community
service. Morris is graduating from Bridgeport High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her mother, Karen Morris, is retired from Dominion.
Garrett Jordan has been named to receive the Brian Fox Scholarship which is funded by the Fox family to recognize his life and commitment to the oil and gas industry. Talbott is graduating from Cabell Midland High School and will be attending Marshall University. His father, Dwayne Jordan, is employed
Bayleigh Meadows has been named to receive the Rubin Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by Steve Rubin, Blue Creek Gas, honors Dan, Sam and Stan Rubin, for their contributions to the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. Meadows is graduating from Nitro High School and will be attending Concord University. Her father, Jim Meadows, is employed by Putnam Natural Gas.
Karleigh Meadows has been named to receive the Kenny Greenlief Scholarship, funded by Waco Oil & Gas. Meadows is graduating from Nitro High School and will be attending Marshall University. Her father, Jim Meadows, is employed by Putnam Natural Gas.
Abigail Harvath has been named to receive the Dale Rettinger Scholarship which honors highest academic achievement. Harvath is graduating from Sherman High School and will be attending Fairmont State University. Her father, Steven Harvath, is employed by Core Appalachia.
Matthew Harvey has been named to receive an IOGAWV Scholarship. Harvey is graduating from Brooke High School and will be attending West Virginia Wesleyan College. His father, David Harvey, is employed by Eagle Manufacturing.
Hope Marling has been named to receive an IOGAWV Scholarship. Marling is graduating from George Washington High School and will be attending WVU-Potomac State. Her mother, Romonda Marling, is employed by Lewis Glasser, PLLC.
Nathanial Scott has been named to receive an IOGAWV Scholarship. Scott is graduating from Fairmont Senior High School and will be attending West Virginia University. His father, Adam Scott, is employed by Antero Resources.