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Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship From Trade Association

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student has been awarded one of only six $5,000 scholarships from the National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals.

Zachary R. Baylor, of Danville, in his first year toward an associate degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology: commercial refrigeration emphasis, will receive a Dave Nelsen Scholarship at the group’s annual convention and trade show in Providence, R.I., in May.

Selection criteria include a 500-word essay and a letter of recommendation; in his essay, Baylor mentions his father taking him along on service calls in the family business as a youngster.

“Zachary’s accomplishment of winning this scholarship is significant,” said Richard C. Taylor, associate professor of plumbing and heating and secretary of the association’s Susquehanna Valley Chapter. “Over 55 students from colleges and technical schools in the eastern states competed, with only six winners.”

Baylor is the 10th Penn College student since 2006 to win a scholarship from the organization, which funds the awards with matching contributions from industry partners.

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