OESP Accepts Entries For Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program


The National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) is now accepting applications for its Dave Nelsen Scholarship Program.

The chairman of the Scholarship Committee Angel Gonzales 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.”

Those who are interested in joining the said programs are required to write and submit 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,”” Gonzales added. The deadline for the submission of application and essay is on the 24th of March, 2016.

This year, the association will be awarding a minimum of three $5,000 awards. The association’s annual golf tournament that is held during their annual convention funds the scholarship program. This year’s

The Dave Nelsen Scholarship program first awarded scholarship funds in 1999. Over $250,000 in awards have been presented and awarded to students who are pursuing or on the lookout for a career in the energy service industry. This year, there are two more associations into a new expanded event called the Eastern Energy Expo. On May 23, 2016, the golf tournament will be held at Emridge Golf Course, Pawcatuck, CT.

The Eastern Energy Expo will cater to the vendors and attendees who are responsible and important in providing energy and home comfort services to millions of consumers in the Northeast, which is also one of the most inhabited regions in the country.

OESP will be joined by the Atlantic Region Energy Expo (AREE) and Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) in the said event and will mainly focus on the newest products and latest techniques, and create new professional relationships.

The panel of judges of OESP will review the applications and the winners will be advised and asked to attend the Awards Banquet during the association’s annual event that will be held at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, CT from May 22-26, 2016.