The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is accepting applications for their 2012 Scholarship Program.  The Conservancy administers two major Scholarships, the Russell W. Myers Scholarship and the Rogers Family Scholarship.  The Conservancy’s Scholarship Program will be awarding a total of $14,000 in 2012.  Each Scholarship will provide $7,000 to a New Jersey resident pursuing a degree in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, horticulture, park administration, or a related field.  Potential candidates must currently be a student in good standing with at least 15 credits completed and have an academic average equivalent of a 3.0 or higher.  The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s Scholarship Program has awarded $163,500 in grants to 42 outstanding college students since its inception. 

The deadline for application is April 2, 2012.  One application covers both Scholarships.  Interested students can obtain application forms by calling The Land Conservancy at (973) 541-1010 or by visiting www.tlc-nj.org.

The Russell W. Myers Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 to honor Mr. Myers, founder of Morris Land Conservancy, and an outstanding leader in the field of conservation.  Mr. Myers 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. 

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The Rogers Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by Gray and Mollie Rogers, dedicated conservationists who wanted to expand The Land Conservancy of New Jersey’s educational support for outstanding environmentally-oriented students.  Gray Rogers is a Trustee Emeritus of the Conservancy.

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is an accredited non profit member supported organization dedicated to preserving and protecting New Jersey’s vital natural lands and water resources.  The organization has been working for the past 30 years to inspire and empower individuals and communities to take action to save the land that is so important to our state. The Conservancy has preserved over 18,000 acres of land and helped towns receive $220 million in grants to purchase and protect land throughout New Jersey. The Conservancy has worked with more than 78 municipalities in 13 counties, impacting over half of New Jersey’s counties and benefiting millions of residents throughout the state. For more information, please visit our website at www.tlc-nj.org or call (973) 541-1010.