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Scholarship Program

The Land Conservancy's Scholarship Program awards two Scholarships annually, the Russell W. Myers Scholarship and the Rogers Family Scholarship.  A total of $15,000
(7,500 each) will be awarded in 2014 to two deserving students studying in the field of environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, horticulture,
park administration, or a related field. 

The Russell W. Myers Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 to honor Mr. Myers, the founder of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. Mr. Myers was an outstanding leader in the field of conservation who served as the first Director of the Morris County Park Commission for more than a quarter century. Mr. Myers’ dynamic leadership established the Morris County Park System as the largest county park system in the State of New Jersey and one of the finest in the nation.

Past Recipients of the Russell W. Myers Scholarship

The Rogers Family Scholarship was established in 2005 by Gray and Mollie Rogers, dedicated conservationists who wanted to expand The Land Conservancy’s educational support for outstanding environmentally-oriented students. The Rogers’ developed a challenge to help raise additional funds for the scholarships. Thanks to the generosity and foresight of the Rogers family the grants given by The Land Conservancy’s Scholarship program have tripled.

Past Recipients of the Rogers Family Scholarship

The Scholarship Program is administered by the Board of Trustees of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey and is awarded annually to deserving individuals who plan careers in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, horticulture, park administration, or a related field. An applicant must be a student in good standing with at least 15 credits completed, have an academic average equivalent to a 3.0 or higher, be a resident of New Jersey and considering a career in New Jersey that is consistent with the goals of the Conservancy. Payment of the scholarship is made directly to the institution that the successful candidate attends.

Applications for the current year will be available January 1 and must be postmarked by
April 1. To apply for the Conservancy’s Scholarship Program, please follow each step in the
Eligibility and Instructions . The 2014 Application can be printed and completed or you can contact us for a copy.

 

 

 

 

 

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