NJBMDA Scholarship


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.

Congratulations to the following 2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Alexandra Anciewicz, Sponsored by Builders General
Thomas Anciewicz, Sponsored by Builders General
Daniel Blackwood, Sponsored by Direct Millwork
Richard Chen, Sponsored by Jaeger Lumber
Kascianna Corona, Sponsored by Universal Supply, US LBM
Elizabeth DeCesare, Sponsored by Jaeger Lumber
Sophia Goos, Sponsored by Woodhaven Lumber & Millwork
Jozlyn Minnema, Sponsored by Reeb Millwork Corp.
Gabrielle Petrillo, Sponsored by Builders General
Bradford Schaffer, Sponsored by Reeb Millwork Corp.
Abigail Sjosward, Sponsored by Builders General