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.

To be eligible to apply you must be a current graduating high school senior from any high school in Nebraska who is the offspring of a current member of the Nebraska Petroleum Marketer employee. You 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 at a college or university in Nebraska. Financial need will only be utilized as a tie-breaker in the selection process.


You may request an application form at or call 402-486-3600 and submit the form and all required attachments to the address below. Applications must be postmarked or delivered by March 15th to:

George L. Watters Scholarship
C/O Buckley & Sitzman, LLP
4240 Pioneer Woods Dr
Lincoln, NE 68506

Application required attachments:

1. High school transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable).

2. Three (3) letters of recommendation (no more than one year old). Letters must be written by teachers, counselors, case workers, clergy, employers, neighbors, etc. (letters from family members are not acceptable). Submit letters of recommendation with your application materials.

3. Essay: Explain how you are related to member or member’s employee of NPCA. Your essay should be no more than 250 words and be typed on no more than 1 attached page.

4. Financial Information that shows Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, which is on the first page of the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR).

$1,000 (3 Awards)