Scholarship Recipients

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 $180,500 in scholarships to these very deserving students. Beginning in 2020, we are offered two scholarships to students attending vocational and/or technical schools.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

GO-WV has awarded scholarships to nine outstanding high school seniors this spring. Sudents must have at least one parent employed by an IOGAWV member company and will be attending a West Virginia college or university.

Baylee Beaver has been named to receive the inaugural Lori Miller Smith Scholarship given to a female student who exhibits a passion for education. Beaver is graduating from Herbert Hoover High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her father, Robert Beaver, is employed by Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC.

Kryzstof Kudlak has been named to receive the Jim Gehr Scholarship given annually to the student who exhibits the greatest commitment to community service. Kudlak is graduating from Hurricane High School and will be attending West Virginia University. His mother, Crystal Kudlak, is employed by Huntington Banks.

Hannah Hollen has been named to receive the Dale Rettinger Scholarship which honors highest academic achievement. Hollen is graduating from Buckhannon Upshur High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her stepfather, Randall Lane, is employed by C & J Energy Services.

Kaitlyn Toney has been named to receive the Kenny Greenlief Scholarship, funded by Waco Oil & Gas. Toney is graduating from Calhoun County High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her father, Jeffery Toney, is employed by Dominion.

Kaeli Ricottilli has been named to receive the Rubin Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by Steve Rubin, honors Dan, Sam and Stan Rubin, for their contributions to the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. Ricottelli is graduating from Elkins High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her father, Anthony Ricottilli, is employed by Mountain Valley Bank.

Ethan Endres 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. Endres is graduating from St. Albans High School and will be attending Marshall University. His father, Benjamin Endres, is employed by MRC Global.

Summer Aguiar has been named to receive an IOGAWV Scholarship. Aguiar is graduating from Buckhannon Upshur High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her mother, Janie Miller, is employed by PDC.

Marinna Heath has been named to receive an IOGAWV Scholarship. Heath is graduating from Notre Dame High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her father, Michael Heath, is employed by Bear Contracting.

Madelyn Lalama has been named to receive an IOGAWV Scholarship. Lalama is graduating from Bridgeport High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her mother, Ursula Lalama, is employed by Arnett Carbis Toothman.