On an annual basis, The National Drilling Association awards scholarships to deserving students who are attending a vocational school or college for post-secondary education. The scholarship can be utilized for tuition, books or lab fees.

To file a completed application, it is necessary to follow the steps below, complete the enclosed forms as directed and attach the required items.

ELIGIBILITY: Any properly executed application will be accepted. To qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be a member, or the child, grandchild or spouse of an individual member in good standing (membership for a minimum of one year) of NDA.
  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or college undergraduate;
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average during their last two years of formal education. An applicant who has been out of school for more than two years may submit transcripts or no less than two employment related recommendations.
  • Be able to provide transcripts including cumulative grade point averages (high school seniors) or the latest available transcript from an educational institution.

PROCEDURE: The applicant must complete the following application in full and it must be post marked by May 31, 2023 OR received on our website by May 31, 2023 to be eligible. Applicants may apply multiple times over subsequent years. However, someone can only receive the scholarship twice.

REVIEW: Eligible applications are reviewed and selected by the Scholarship Committee. Evaluations are based on:

  • Class and rank
  • Academic achievement, grade point average (weighted/non-weighted) and honors received
  • Quality of the essay
  • Community involvement

DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS: The winning applicants will be notified by June 20, 2023. Scholarship funds will be mailed directly to the financial aid department of the school the applicant is to attend or is attending. The funds must be used in the year the scholarship is awarded.

The winning applicants will make a pre-recorded message to be played at our annual convention, they may attend in person or participate virtually at our annual convention!

Deadline for Submission: Application must be postmarked by May 31, 2023.

Please read all instructions and return the completed application with required items to:
National Drilling Association
3053 Nationwide Parkway, Brunswick, OH 44212

For information contact:
877-632-4748 |