Bradley Resident Awarded Ferrellgas Scholarship


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Bradley, IL – Rylie Swinford, hailing from Bradley, Illinois, has been bestowed with the highly coveted Ferrellgas Scholarship, a commendable feat that is set to pave her path to success. 

The scholarship, bestowed by Ferrellgas (OTC:FGPR), a distinguished nationwide propane logistics company, recognizes Swinford’s remarkable academic prowess and her promising pursuit of a major in Environmental Science at Illinois State University.

Rylie Swinford’s father, Doug Swinford, adds another layer of pride to this accomplishment as a District Manager in Kankakee, IL, reflecting the family’s deep-rooted connection with Ferrellgas. The scholarship program, which has been a beacon of support since 1992, extends its financial assistance to the dependent children of employees from Ferrellgas and Blue Rhino, a leading propane tank exchange brand.

This year’s recipient, Rylie Swinford, exemplifies the program’s stringent criteria, showcasing not only academic excellence but also active participation in school activities. The scholarship program, nestled within Ferrellgas’ broader Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, plays a crucial role in nurturing future leaders who hold the potential to instigate positive transformations within their communities.

“We are delighted to help our students learn and grow at college through the Ferrellgas Scholarship Program,” expressed Brent Banwart, Ferrellgas’ Vice President of Human Resources. Banwart’s sentiments encapsulate the company’s commitment to fostering educational growth, in line with their Ferrellgas Century Project. This visionary initiative signifies the company’s ongoing dedication to impactful endeavors until its milestone 100th year in business in 2039.

The Ferrellgas Scholarship Program has empowered countless students over the years, enabling them to pursue their educational aspirations. This year’s cohort represents 14 diverse schools, showcasing the program’s far-reaching impact. As the only national propane provider honored as one of Newsweek’s Most Trustworthy Companies in America 2023, Ferrellgas stands as a testament to ethical corporate practices and community-oriented values.

Ferrellgas, through its operating partnership Ferrellgas, L.P., and subsidiaries, caters to propane customers across the entire United States, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The company’s notable Blue Rhino exchange brand enjoys a presence in 60,000 locations nationwide. Ferrellgas’ commitment extends beyond business success, resonating with a dedication to the welfare of its employees and the community at large.

For more information about Ferrellgas and its comprehensive initiatives, please visit


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