Scholarship Recipients

The Land Conservancy’s Scholarship Program awards two scholarships annually, the Russell W. Myers Scholarship and the Rogers Family Scholarship.  In 2020, two deserving students studying environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, horticulture, park administration, or a related field will be selected.

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 2020 are available now and must be postmarked by April 1.

For questions about our scholarship program, please contact Barbara McCloskey at or (973) 541-1010 x14.

Last Year's Scholarship Recipients

2019 – Xena Itzkowitz

American University & United Nations University for Peace
Major: Double Master, International Relations and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

2019 – Michael Allers

Raritan Valley Community College & Rutgers University
Major: Environmental Sciences