EAST PETERSBURG, Pa. — The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) is accepting applications for its Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program. Angel Gonzalez, chairman of the Scholarship Committee, said, “OESP’s mission is education and between our partnerships with our technical schools and colleges as well as this scholarship program, we are taking the lead of supporting our future technicians through these annual scholarships.”

Each applicant is required to write a 500-word essay about themselves. “We want to get to know the applicants — their background and how that has prepared them for success in their chosen field of study — energy. We also would like the students to give us an idea of where they see themselves in the next 5-10 years,” said Gonzalez. Deadline for receipt of the 2016 application and essay is March 24, 2016.

The Dave Nelsen Scholarship fund was established in 1999. Since then, over $250,000 in awards has been presented to students who are pursuing careers in the energy service industry. This year the association will be awarding a minimum of three $5,000 awards. The scholarships are funded by the association’s annual golf tournament held during OESP’s annual convention.

OESP’s panel of judges will review the submitted applications. Winners will be notified and invited to attend the awards banquet held on Tuesday evening during the association’s annual convention that will be held from May 22-26, 2016 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut. The 2016 convention is combined with two other associations into a new expanded event known as the Eastern Energy Expo.

To learn more about the Dave Nelsen Scholarship and to download the paperwork, visit www.thinkoesp.org.

Publication date: 12/9/2015

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