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The MiPEF Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Michigan Petroleum Association and Michigan Association of Convenience Stores (MPA/MACS) is pleased to offer the MiPEF Scholarship Program designed to assist employees and children or spouses of employees of Active, Retail and Associate Member companies. The MiPEF Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students attending college or vocational programs at any accredited post-secondary institution.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to The MiPEF Scholarship Program must meet the criteria of one of the following:

  • Be full-time employees of members of MPA/MACS who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.


  • Be dependent* children of full-time employees of members of MPA/MACS who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the member’s household or primarily supported by the employee.


  • Be a spouse of full-time employees of members of MPA/MACS who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline.


  • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Member companies must have been a member of MPA/MACS for a minimum of one (1) year as of the application deadline date.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $500 to $2,000. Up to 8 awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in early June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of MPA/MACS. Payment is made in early August with awards made payable to the school.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of MPA/MACS play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 4, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

MPA/MACS has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!