Scholarship Recipients

Since 1984, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey has been providing scholarships to residents of New Jersey pursuing degrees in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, park administration, and related fields. This program has been rewards environmental scholars who plan to pursue careers protecting the natural resources of their home state.

We award four scholarships annually–the Russell W. Myers Scholarship, the Rogers Family Scholarship, and two Rochkind-Wagner Scholarships. One winner will be chosen for each of these four $7,500 scholarships. The selection process is devoted to quality, diversity, and inclusion.

You can download the application here. Applications for 2021 must be postmarked by April 1.

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 our board of trustees. Payment of the scholarship is made directly to the institution that the successful candidate attends.

If you have questions about our scholarship program, please contact Danielle Wolfrum at dwolfrum@tlc-nj.org or (973) 541-1010 x25.

Last Year's Scholarship Recipients

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2020 – Toyosi Dickson

Toyosi Dickson is pursuing a master’s degree in environmental justice at the University of Michigan—a place she has already gotten to know as a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar.

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2020 – Jessica Zhao

Jessica Zhao is a senior at Duke University majoring in environmental science and policy with a concentration in marine conservation.