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.

For more information or questions please contact Barbara McCloskey at BMcCloskey@tlc-nj.org

or 973-541-1010 x14

 

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2016-Charlotte Leib
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Major: Master in Landscape Architecture

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2016- James Duffy
Rutgers University, New Jersey
Major: Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources

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2015- Olivia Tempest
DukeUniversity
Major: Dual Masters in Forestry and Environmental Management, with a concentration in Ecosystem Science and Conservation

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2015-Ryan Martens
Rutgers University, New Jersey
Major: Environmental Planning and Design

michael

2014 – Michael Endicott
Rutgers University, New Jersey
Major: Geography

rebecca-wolf

2014 – Rebecca Wolf
American University
Major: Environmental Science, Law, and Society

hannah

2013 – Hannah Morris
University of California, Berkeley
Major: Society &Environment Minor: Sustainable Design

sam gersie

2013 – Samuel Gersie
University of Vermont
Major: Environmental Science

Samantha Apgar

2012 – Samantha Apgar
Georgetown University
Major: Environmental Biology

stephanie

2012 – Stephanie Rivera
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Major: Environmnetal Studies

Brian Curry - RWM2011

2011 – Brian Curry
Rutgers University
Environmental Planning & Design

steven sheets

2011 – Steven Sheets
Delaware Valley College
Major: Environmental Science

Amy

2010 – Amy Burzynski
Dartmouth College
Major: Environmental & Earth Science

carly

2010 – Carly Furman
Cornell University – Major: Natural Resources
Graduate Studies: Rutgers University
Major: Environmental Chemistry

Drew Hart 2009 RWM 4

2009 – Drew Hart
Rutgers University
Major: Ecological & Natural Resources

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2009 – Kyle Rossner
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey,
Major: Environmental Studies

tom reed

2008 – Tom Reed
Rutgers University
Major: Environmental Policy, Institutions and Behavior

Matthew Trump RWM winner 08

2008 – Matthew Trump
University of Maine
Major: Wildlife Ecology

Bonnie W

2007 – Bonnie Waring
University of Pennsylvania – Major: Biology
Graduate studies: University of Texas at Austin
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Christa

2007 – Christa DiLalo
Rutgers University
Major: Environmental Policy

Louise Jensen '06

2006 – Louise Jensen
Bard College
Major: Environmental Policy

katherine

2006 – Katherine Ghilain
Vassar College – Major: Environmental Studies
Graduate Studies: New York University School of Law
Major: Environmental Law

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