Scholarship Opportunities

The Center for Turfgrass Science is once again coordinating a scholarship program for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Awards typically range from $500 to $3,500 and are provided by leading turfgrass associations, foundations, endowments, and corporations in the metropolitan area.  The following scholarships will be included in this program:

  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association Scholarship Awards
  • New Jersey Turfgrass Foundation Scholarship Awards
  • Paul DesChamps Memorial Scholarship Awards
  • 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 (122k PDF)
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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
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
59 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
FAX: (732) 932-9377

Candidates who are enrolled in the Two-Year Program, must email their applications to:

Fran Koppell (koppell@rci.rutgers.edu) in the Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

Applications must be completed using the PDF form available on the Turf Center website and be received by September 8, 2017.


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