Dixie Delivers Community Support For Education Through Scholarships.
We understand that the youth of our community hold great promise. Our community support strongly reflects our commitment to encouraging and supporting young people. The scholarships we endow further emphasize our belief in local scholars and their potential. We are proud to support area students and encourage you to apply for our scholarships.
Blue Ridge Community College Foundation Scholarship (endowed)
The Dixie Gas and Oil Corporation Endowed Scholarship at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) is an annual general scholarship of $1,000 or more awarded to students who will be attending BRCC for the upcoming academic year. While any BRCC student with financial need is eligible to receive the scholarship, preference is given to Dixie employees or children of Dixie employees. The application deadline is April 15 each year and students may apply through the BRCC financial aid office or at brcc.edu/financial_aid.
Buddy Harris Scholarship at the Valley Vocational Technical Center in Fishersville
Each year, Dixie Gas & Oil recognizes the outstanding achievement and work ethic of a student at Valley Career and Technical Center (VCTC) by awarding a $500 scholarship in memory of Buddy Harris, a Dixie employee for 63 years.
Buddy Harris began working for Dixie Oil & Gas in 1948 delivering propane, and installing and servicing propane systems. Through his career, he developed trade skills in plumbing, electrical, HVACR, concrete and masonry, welding, truck mechanics, and auto bodywork. In later years, he concentrated on the design, construction, and maintenance of the Company’s propane and petroleum distribution facilities.
Scholarship recipients are chosen from the trades curriculum by the staff of Valley Career and Technical Center and receive $500 toward the cost of books and tuition or for graduates to acquire tools and equipment necessary to begin their career.