The deadline is fast approaching for the Dave Nelsen Scholarship applications to be submitted to the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals — March 24. Send forms and written essays to OESP at P.O. Box 67, East Petersburg, PA 17520 or email to

In their essays, applicants should include their background and how it has prepared them in their chosen field of energy, as well as where they see themselves in five to 10 years. All documents, including the checklist that helps students prepare an essay, are available at

There will be a minimum of three $5,000 awards. The scholarship program is funded mainly through the group’s annual Dave Nelsen Scholarship Golf Tournament. The 2016 tournament date is May 23, during the Eastern Energy Expo. If you have specific questions about the tournament, contact tournament chairman George Fantacone at 401/640-4651 or