George L. Watters Memorial Scholarship
The George L. Watters Memorial Scholarship was established in 1988. George Watters was an outstanding and well-respected representative of the petroleum marketing industry. Following his death several years ago, the Nebraska Petroleum Marketers Association established this scholarship to properly recall George’s leadership and integrity in the field. The Nebraska Petroleum Marketers, a member of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America, seeks to unify petroleum marketers throughout the state to effectively further the common interests of the petroleum marketing industry.
Every year, the NPCA awards 3 individuals with a $1,000 GLW Memorial Scholarship. Recipients must meet all the following criteria:
- Applicant must be the offspring of a current member of the Nebraska Petroleum Marketing employee.
- Must be a current graduating high school senior from any high school in Nebraska.
- Must attend a college or university in Nebraska.
- Must be in the upper one-third of the graduating class and must demonstrate leadership qualities and have expressed a desire and intent to continue education leading to a degree.
- Financial need will only be utilized as a tiebreaker in the selection process.
Past Scholarship Winners
My name is Madalyn Crouse and I am from Chester, Nebraska. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Thayer Central in Hebron. Throughout high school I have been part of band, choir, NHS, Rhythmaires, FBLA, superior honor roll, letter club, and volleyball. I plan to attend UNL this fall to study actuarial science with a minor in accounting. My grandfather, Charles Kleveland, was the past president-elect of the Nebraska Petroleum Marketers Association. My uncle, Chas Kleveland, is owner of Footes Convenience Plaza in Kearney.
My name is Maya Dehart. I'm from Ord, Nebraska and I graduated from Central Valley High school. I plan on attending Northeast Community College to pursue my passion and education for agriculture and will major in Diversified Ag.
I will be attending Peru State College in the fall semester of 2016. I will be majoring in Wildlife Ecology with a minor in Biology. I hope to use these degrees to continue into the area of game and parks or other wildlife professions. I have always enjoyed being outdoors and some of my favorites activities include hunting and fishing. I would like to come back to the Sandhills area after college and work either at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, or the Halsey National Forest. While attending Peru State College I will also be participating on their football team. In the future I would like to help with coaching youth sports, because they have been such an important part of my life.