NJLCA Scholarships


NJLCA Scholarships

The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association is proud in its long-standing history of providing educational scholarships, helping students defray the rising costs of college tuition.  As an organization, we understand the importance of a college education and thrive to provide financial assistance to students.  Currently, we provide a total of 11 scholarships to members of the NJLCA and green industry students who attend Rutgers University and Bergen Community College. Applicants will be judged on academic ability and financial need. Final selections are made by the Scholarship Committee. Winners will notified via email or phone call.

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NJLCA Members

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 school year at a college or institution of higher learning (six scholarships available).  Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Roger Dammer Scholarship

Walter Powers Scholarship

Fred Gallione Scholarship

Aubrey Hampton Scholarship

Bob Derosa Scholarship

Don Leuffgen Scholarship

Rutgers University Students

NJLCA scholarships are available to any full time Rutgers University (inclusive of all campuses) undergraduate or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in a green industry field. The NJLCA offers (3) scholarships to students who fulfill this criteria.

NJLCA Anthony Defeo Scholarship

NJLCA James Stewart Scholarship

NJLCA Jack Caldwell Scholarship

Bergen Community College

Consideration for a scholarship will be given to 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.) (two scholarships available).  Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

50th Anniversary Scholarship – Funded by Mark Borst, Borst Landscape & Design (One time scholarship offered for the 2017-18 school year) - $1966


1. An applicant must be an undergraduate or a graduate student and currently enrolled in an accredited two or four year education program related to horticulture, turfgrass management, landscape architecture or similar.
2. Applicants must have completed the first year in such a program.
3. Applicants must be employed or planning a career in a horticulture, turfgrass, landscape architecture, or a closely related discipline.
4. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0.


Applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievement, potential to become a leading professional, employment history, extracurricular activities and the recommendation of a current academic advisor.  Previous recipients may reapply as long as they meet all eligibility requirements.