Elmwood Park, NJ: The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) has announced that the association is now accepting applications for 2013-14 scholarships. The scholarship program is funded by the NJLCA, along with a portion of the proceeds of the NJLCA/IANJ Annual Golf Challenge each September.
This scholarship fund was established by the NJLCA to: 1) aid outstanding students who would not otherwise have an opportunity to continue a professional degree program due to unmet financial need; 2) increase the interest and participation of economically disadvantaged and under-represented populations in the study of landscape programs; and 3) enrich the profession of landscape through a more diverse population.
Eligibility Criteria: Consideration for a scholarship will be given to any active member (dues must be current) of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association as well as their spouse, children, grandchildren or stepchildren who will be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2013-14 school year at a college or institution of higher learning (five - $500 scholarships available); any student enrolled at Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ in a course of study related to the “Green Industry” (i.e. Horticulture, Landscape Design/Build, etc.) (one - $500 scholarship available); any student enrolled at County College of Morris in a course of study related to the “Green Industry” (one - $500 scholarship available); or students enrolled at Rutgers University in a course of study related to the “Green Industry” (two - $500 scholarships available).
The application packet for the Annual Scholarship Program may be downloaded on the NJLCA’s website at http://www.njlca.org/pages/Scholarships.html or students may call 201-703-3600.
The Scholarship Committee must receive the application packet no later than May 31, 2013. All information on the application form must be completed in full. Completed applications may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association, 465 Boulevard, Suite 4, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407.