Jon P. Nelson Scholarship Fund

A true engineer to the core, Jon graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2012 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and began his career at Williams Companies as a project manager. Jon’s career in the energy industry thrived, as he worked on numerous projects for Williams throughout the country. Jon loved to work with his hands and spent his free time in the shop, often working on his custom jeep. If he was not working on the jeep, he was helping others with their own projects. His passion for helping others was evident amongst his friends, family, and even acquaintances. Jon knew the power of education, and was an advocate for promoting it within the community. Before his untimely death, Jon sat on the board for the Tulsa Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy, where he was working on an initiative with others to promote energy education amongst the youth of Tulsa.


SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Available for students who have graduated from an Oklahoma high school and officially declared an engineering major with an energy focus. Special focus will be given for students with financial needs.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please click “Apply Now” (at) to begin the application process. You will immediately need to select “Register” to create a profile to complete the application.  Once logged in with your profile, please click “View All Available Scholarships” and then select “2024 Jon P. Nelson Scholarship Application” to begin your application process.

Additional Application Notes:

  • Applicants should use an email address they will have access to post- graduation.  A personal account as opposed to a school assigned account works best as school accounts are often decommission and the student might need access to their profile in the future.
  • We encourage applicants to visit the “View All Available Scholarships” section over the next few months to learn about other scholarship opportunities offered through Tulsa Community Foundation for which they might be eligible.
  • The application deadline is March 31, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Stasinopoulos, Scholarships Program Coordinator at Tulsa Community Foundation, at


Friends and colleagues have established the Jon P. Nelson Scholarship Fund to celebrate Jon’s life and many achievements.  To support this legacy and donate to the Fund, please click below.