Scholarship Opportunities

The Center for Turfgrass Science is once again coordinating a scholarship program for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Awards typically range from $500 to $3,000 and are provided by leading turfgrass associations, foundations, endowments, and corporations in the metropolitan area.  The following scholarships will be included in this program:

  • NuFarm Americas Scholarship Award
  • Duke Polidor Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey Scholarship Awards
  • New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association Scholarship Awards
  • New Jersey State Golf Association and Ralph Engel Caddie Scholarship Awards
  • New Jersey Turfgrass Foundation Scholarship Awards
  • Office of Continuing Professional Education Golf Turf Management School First Year Scholarship Awards
  • Paul DesChamps Memorial Scholarship Awards
  • Dr. Paul Sartoretto Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Peter Loft Memorial Scholarship Awards
  • Ralph Engel Scholarship Awards
  • Ralph Geiger Scholarship Awards
  • Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Science Scholarship Awards
  • Rutgers Turfgrass Alumni Association Scholarship Awards
  • Sports Field Managers Association Scholarship Award

Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate, undergraduate, or two-year professional turf management program are encouraged to apply.  High school students (in their senior year) with a strong interest in Turfgrass science may also apply.  Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance, proven interest/experience in the field of turfgrass science, and financial need. 

Application Form (119k PDF)

To be considered for any of these scholarships, candidates must complete the general application form and send all required information (including a copy of school transcripts) to:

Dr. Bruce B. Clarke, Director
Center for Turfgrass Science
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Foran Hall Room 338
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
FAX: (732) 932-9377

Applications must be completed using the PDF form available on the Turf Center website and be received by September 9, 2013. Recipients will be invited to attend the Annual Dean’s Recognition Event on November 4, 2013 at the Cook Campus Center. Awards will be presented at the Rutgers Turfgrass Alumni Awards Banquet on November 16, 2013 at the Cook Campus Center.


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