Oilheat Education Scholarships for 2009 Available Through NAOHSM

East Petersburg, Penn. ‘ The National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM), with sponsorship support from Delavan, Honeywell, Taco and Weil-McLain, will be awarding 10 Oilheat education scholarships in 2009. These scholarships are awarded in memory of Dave Nelsen, a well respected service manager and industry educator who passed away in 1998. They will be awarded to people of any age provided that they would like to further their education within the field of oil heating.

Scholarships will be awarded to the winning entrants who write and submit a 500-word essay answering the question, ‘What are your thoughts about the oil heating industry and what appeals to you about this segment of the energy industry?” The essay along with a scholarship application that is available on the NAOHSM Web site www.naohsm.org should be submitted to the association’s national office no later than Friday, March 20, 2009.

After review by a panel of independent judges, 10 people will each be awarded $2,000 scholarships.  Winners will be announced in the spring and will be invited to attend the NAOHSM Awards Banquet during the association’s 56th Annual Convention & Trade Show, May 17-21, 2009 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It has been ten years since the passing of Dave Nelsen and special recognition will be made at the Awards Banquet.

NAOHSM’s annual Dave Nelsen Scholarship Golf Tournament supports the scholarship fund and is held during the annual Convention and Trade Show.  This year’s event will be held in Hershey on Monday and Tuesday, May 18-19, 2009. There will be hole sponsorships available for the tournament. Phone 888-552-0900 for more information.

NAOHSM founded the Dave Nelsen Scholarship Fund to honor Dave Nelsen who was employed by a New York Oilheat company for over 25 years and served on NAOHSM’s Education Committee. One of the primary missions of NAOHSM is education and along with the cooperation of the entire industry and the scholarship fund NAOHSM has been able to make a positive impact on the quality of service in Oilheat.

To learn more about the Dave Nelsen Scholarship Fund or NAOHSM visit their website at www.naohsm.org and click on ‘Industry Support.” Applications are also available by calling the NAOHSM national office at 888-552-0900.

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