Scholarship Foundation



Founded in 1997, the Tennessee Gas Association Scholarship Program was established by the Tennessee Gas Association (TGA) to provide financial assistance to the children of employees who are TGA members seeking higher education and residing in the State of Tennessee. The TGA Board created the Tennessee Gas Association Scholarship Foundation and, in 2012, the Foundation was granted 501(c)3 status under the Internal Revenue Code making gifts tax-deductible.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tennessee Gas Association (TGA) Scholarship Foundation is to provide financial assistance to the children of employees who are TGA members, seeking higher education and reside in the State of Tennessee.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Tennessee Gas Association Scholarship Foundation is to improve the opportunities to secure a quality higher education for qualified children of TGA member employees through dynamic fundraising efforts.

Contact Information

TN Gas Association Scholarship Foundation

P. O. Box 293059
Nashville, TN 37229

Phone: 615.927.1695

The TGA Scholarship Foundation annually awards four scholarships each in the amount of $3,000 named for John H. Ward, Leslie B. Enoch, ll, Dwight S. Work and Daniel C. Hicks. Based on available funds, additional scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000 each. Beginning in 2022, the Foundation will award up to 4 - $500 scholarships to TGA Member Employees seeking a degree. Funding for these scholarships is collected throughout the year from golf and fishing tournaments, and silent auctions as well as donations from individuals, foundations and business partners.

Fundraising efforts are ongoing and your consideration of a gift to the Foundation would be greatly appreciated. The students receiving these scholarships are very grateful and are involved in studies of various fields such as nursing, computer science, physical therapy, pre-medicine, engineering technology and more.

Thank you for your time and consideration of support for the TGA Scholarship Foundation. if you have questions regarding this request, please contact the Foundation at 615-927-1695.

2024 TGA Scholarship Online Application Links- Submission Deadline 11:59 p.m. central time March 31, 2024

High School Senior Scholarship Application

College/University Scholarship Application

Member Employee Scholarship Application



Scholarship Recipient Video

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Mark O'Neal, Greater Dickson Gas Authority

Vice President:
James G. Sager, Greater Dickson Gas Authority (retired)

Sasha Benjamin, Oak Ridge Utility District

Taylor Erskin, Greater Dickson Gas Authority

General Counsel:
Nathanael P. Kibler, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

James A. Daniel, Magnolia River Services, Inc.
Eddie Davidson, Duke Energy
Mike Davidson, Middle TN Natural Gas
Brent Dillahunty, West TN Public Utility District
Daniel C. Hicks, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District (retired)
Robert A. Lambert, Jr., Lambert & Associates
Josh Lewis, Greater Dickson Gas Authority
Rob Neil, Powell Clinch Utility District
Scott Shepard, Piedmont Natural Gas
Braxton Williams, Jackson Energy Authority
Kelley E. Zamboni, Tennessee Gas Association

Director Emeritus:
Leslie B. Enoch II, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District (retired)

2023-2024 Scholarship Committee

Scott Shephard, Piedmont Natural Gas - Chair
Becky Thompson, Middle TN Natural Gas - Vice Chair
Kenny Hay, Atmos Energy Corporation
Klay Kuhns, Southern Cross
Doug Miller, KUB
Matt Mingus, Team Construction
Jared Smith, Jackson Energy Authority
Bill Turner, TN811