NJBMDA Scholarship

2017 Scholarship Application Available Here

Congratulations to the following 2016 Scholarship Recipients:

Nicole Espin
Attending Rutgers Law School
            Sponsored by Huston Lumber            

Nicholas Ferrara
Attending Towson University
Sponsored by Mid-State Lumber Corp.

Ryan Gallagher
Attending Mount Ida University
Sponsored by Kuiken Brothers, Inc.

Richard Noel
Attending Bucknell University
Sponsored by Dykes Lumber

Leah Oliver
Attending Philadelphia University
Sponsored by Mid-State Lumber Corp.

Nicole Perna
Attending University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Sponsored by Hamilton Building Supply

Kelsie Teehan
Attending Seton Hall University
Sponsored by Builder's General Supply Company

Dominic Toupin
Attending Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Mid-State Lumber Corp.


To award $1,000 merit scholarships  for post-secondary education to the families of dedicated employees of NJBMDA members and participating associate members.


  1. Must be an employee, or family member (child, step-child, grandchild, adopted child or spouse) of an employee, who works for a company that is a retail member or associate member in good standing of NJBMDA. Associate members must be headquartered in NJ.
  2. Must have maintained a minimum of 2.5 equivalent GPA in high school or college in the past year.
  3. Must be enrolling in or currently attending a post-secondary college or technical school as a full-time student.

Evaluation Process

  • The NJBMDA Scholarship Committee will review all applications.
  • The top applicants may be subject to a personal interview with the committee (either in person or by telephone).
  • The NJBMDA Scholarship Committee will select final awardees.
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected by July 1.  


  1. Complete the Application Form.
  2. Prepare an essay of two typed pages (maximum) or neatly hand-written pages that specifically indicate your professional and scholastic ambitions. Include your academic and professional accomplishments and awards, financial need, and any other information you   feel would assist the scholarship committee in evaluating your application.
  3. Enclose a copy of your scholastic record (transcript).
  4. Enclose one letter of recommendation from a personal or professional associate or teacher.