Dave Nelsen Scholarship
Our Mission is Education, thus OESP supports students both young and mature who wish to continue their education. In 2011 we changed our program and between OESP and our industry friends, we awarded 6 $5000.00 scholarships. The six co-sponsors of the awards – Delavan, Honeywell, Weil-McLain, R.E. Michel, Taco and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter supporting the James McComas Award each contributed $2500.00 and OESP matched that amount.
May 2012 together with the above co-sponsors we again awarded $30,000 to students. With the awarding of 2012 scholarships, this brings our total of awards to $221,000. To be considered a candidate, a student is required to write a 500 word essay and complete a form. Additionally we require a letter of recommendation from a respected authority – instructor, guidance councilor, employer or clergy for example. Proof of academic success is always appreciated.
Our 2013 scholarship program has been announced and we will again offer a minimum of four (4) $5000.00 awards. The application and the additional form will help you submit an essay that will be reviewed by our judges.
Our panel of judges is lead by National V.P., Angel Gonzalez and his committee includes Don Kurz, who was Dave Nelsen's employer and friend, Art Nelsen, Dave's brother, Rick Taylor, Pennsylvania College of Technology, member of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter and Bob O'Rourke, Westchester Chapter.
All recipients of awards and their families are invited to be our guest at our annual Awards Banquet which is held during our convention and trade show.