The Land Conservancy’s Scholarship Program awards two scholarships annually, the Russell W. Myers Scholarship and the Rogers Family Scholarship. In 2017 two deserving students studying environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, horticulture, park administration, or a related field will be selected. In 2016 the scholarships awarded were each $7,500.
The Russell W. Myers Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 to honor Mr. Myers, the founder of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, and the first scholarship was issued the following year. 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. His 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.
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 family 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.
The Scholarship Program is administered by the Board of Trustees of The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. 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.
Since 2000 we have hired more than 85 interns from institutions throughout the country and from a diversity of majors; all with an enthusiasm for the outdoors and land conservation. Through hands-on work, interns learn the fundamentals of planning, conservation, and land stewardship. Internships are available for individuals interested in pursuing careers in land conservation, planning, environmental studies, public administration, government, and policy. Undergraduate, Graduate, and Ph.D. candidates may apply.