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.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

GO-WV awarded scholarships to 12 outstanding high school seniors in 2020. Students had at least one parent employed by an GO-WV member company and would be attending a West Virginia college, university or technical school.

Emily Matteson was named to receive the Lori Miller Smith Scholarship given annually to a student who exhibits a passion for education. Matteson is graduating from Brooke County High School and will be attending West Liberty University. Her father, William Matteson, is employed by Eagle Manufacturing.

John Bober IV was named to receive the Jim Gehr Scholarship given annually to the student who excels academically and also exhibits the greatest commitment to community service. Bober is graduating from Brooke County High School and will be attending West Virginia University. His father, John Bober III, is employed by Eagle Manufacturing.

Riley McAllister was named to receive the Dale Rettinger Scholarship which is given annually to the student with the highest academic achievement. McAllister is graduating from Brooke County High School and will be attending West Virginia University. His father, Charlie McAllister, is employed by Eagle Manufacturing.

Benjamin Kee was named to receive the Kenny Greenlief Scholarship, funded by Waco Oil & Gas. Kee is graduating from Herbert Hoover High School and will be attending Glenville State College. His father, Patrick Kee, is employed by Mountain State Insurance.

Madison Hosaflook was named to receive the Rubin Scholarship funded by Steve Rubin, which honors Dan, Sam and Stan Rubin, for their contributions to the oil and gas industry in West Virginia. Hosaflook is graduating from Liberty High School and will be attending West Virginia University. Her mother, Mandy Hosaflook, is employed by Dominion Energy.

Madison Hankins was named to receive the Brian Fox Scholarship funded by the Fox family to recognize his life and commitment to the oil and gas industry. Hankins is graduating from Liberty High School and will be attending Marshall University. Her mother, Stephanie Hankins, is employed by PDC Energy.

Josiah Underwood was named to receive the inaugural ConServ “Blue Collar” Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding student who plans to attend a vocational or trade school and seek a career in the oil and gas industry. Underwood is graduating from Elk Valley Christian School and will be attending Bridge Valley Community and Technical College. His father, Jeff Underwood, is employed by E&H Manufacturing.

Josie Grass received an IOGAWV scholarship. Grass is graduating from Grafton High School and will be attending Fairmont State University. Her father, David Grass, is employed by Antero Resources.

Molly Grayson received an IOGAWV scholarship. She is graduating from Warren Local High School and will be attending Alderson Broaddus University. Her father, Eric Grayson, is employed by HG Energy.

Robert Kelley received an IOGAWV scholarship. He is graduating from South Harrison High School and will be attending Alderson Broaddus University. His father, Robert Kelley, is employed by Thrasher Engineering Group.

Colby Posey received an IOGAWV scholarship. He is graduating from South Harrison High School and will be attending WVU. His mother, Kim Posey, is employed by Energy Transportation.

Morgan Turner received an IOGAWV scholarship. She is graduating from Notre Dame High School and will be attending University of Charleston. Her mother, Michele Turner, is employed by Antero Resources.