In 2007, Ohio’s oil and gas industry and OOGEEP created a special Foundation for the exclusive purpose of providing continued educational opportunities throughout Ohio. The primary role of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to qualified applicants. To date, hundreds of scholarships have been awarded to students representing all corners of the state.

These scholarship winners are the future of our industry. Your donation allows these young men and women to achieve their energy career goals, and helps to build the next generation who will explore, develop and produce Ohio’s energy resources.  Click here to learn more about these careers and qualified Ohio colleges, universities, careers centers and technical schools that provide these educational and training opportunities.

Please consider a donation to the Foundation in your legacy planning, in memory of, or as a tax deductible year end charitable donation. The Foundation is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt charitable organization.

To learn more about the Foundation, donations, or scholarship opportunities, please contact OOGEEP at (740) 587-0410 or info@oogeep.org.


Quick and easy online donation.

Downloadable donation form.

– Contact OOGEEP at (740) 587-0410

  • Visit the 'Scholarships' page under the 'Teachers & Students' tab for more information.
  • Scholarship Applications are due no later than March 1st of each year.
  • Congratulations to this year's winners!
    Visit the 'Scholarships' page under the 'Teachers & Students' tab for a list recipients.

To make a tax deductible donation to the scholarship Foundation, download the donation form below

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Foundation Board of Directors

  • Ralph Talmage, Foundation President
    Northwood Energy Corporation
  • Greg Mason, Foundation Vice President
    GeoKat LLC
  • Bill Siskovic, Foundation Treasurer
    Everflow Eastern Partners, LP
  • Jeff Baker
    Bakerwell, Inc.
  • Amanda Finn
    Ascent Resources, LLC
  • Ron Grosjean
    KENOIL, Inc.
  • Melissa Hamsher
    Eclipse Resources Corporation
  • Diana Hoff
    Antero Resources Corporation
  • Bruce Levengood
    Sound Energy Company, Inc.
  • Karen Matusic
    XTO Energy
  • Joel Noyes
    Hess Corporation
  • Matt Sheppard
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Sarah Tipka
    A.W. Tipka Oil & Gas, Inc.