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Charleston, W.Va. (June 1, 2015) –  The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA), the trade association which represents the state’s convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers, has announced their annual college scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 school year. 

“Education is an essential part of our lives and providing our state’s youth with the opportunities to receive a quality education is a key in moving West Virginia forward. We are extremely pleased to be in a position to support our members, their employees and families in furthering their education,” said Jan Vineyard, president of OMEGA. “Our eleven scholarship recipients are exceptional in every way. They not only excel academically in the classroom but also take active roles in their communities, on their athletic teams and at their workplace. We congratulate our recipients and wish them the best of luck.”

Scholarship recipients for the 2015-2016 school year include: 

Kyle Braden Bush (Ashland, KY) - Speedway LLC 

Morgan Renee Chittum (Barboursville, WV) – C & D Food Stores Inc.

Caroline Elizabeth Clevenger (Louisa, KY) - Wheeler & Clevenger Oil Co. 

Brandon Michael Hansford (Beckley, WV) – Little General Stores Inc.

Justin Adam Meadows (Hinton, WV) - R.T. Rogers Oil Company 

Larry Dean Miller (Beckley, WV) - One Stop 

Katherine Leann Plas (Sardis, OH) - Witschey’s Galaxy Foods 

Taylor Darlene Rhodes (Sissonville, WV) - One Stop 

Joshaua Nathanial Stephenson (Huntington, WV) - Go-Mart Inc. 

Victoria Elizabeth Walker (Point Pleasant, WV) - City Ice & Fuel Company Inc.  

Austin Renick Williams (Old Fields, WV) - Old Fields Country Store LLC 

OMEGA’s scholarship program is designed to assist their members, children of members, employees of members and their children. The program provides a one-time $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college or university. Students may reapply to the program each year as long as they meet requirements.

For more information on the West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association’s scholarship program please visit

OMEGA Members Receive a 3.4% discount

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