NYLE Scott Robert Vasquezi Memorial Scholarship

2017 Scholarship Application Available Here


This award was renamed in 2006 in the memory of Scott R. ‘Squeezi” Vasquezi. Scott, an Account Manager for Boston Cedar, was a natural-born leader who had a passion for people and particularly those in the retail lumber industry.  He joined NYLE in 1998 and in 2004, he served as president where his passion, energy, charisma, and business acumen made him a tremendous leader. Scott passed away in July of 2006 but is warmly remembered by all his friends in the retail lumber industry. 


*To award multiple $1,000 merit scholarships for post-secondary education to dedicated employees and future industry leaders, while fostering an awareness and interest in the building material industry. 
*Number of scholarships given out is based upon donations received in any year. In 2014, six were awarded.


  1. Be an employee, or a dependant of an employee, who works for a company that is a member (in good standing) of NYLE.
  2. Have maintained a minimum 2.5 equivalent grade point average in high school or college. Have an interest in attending or enrolling in a post-secondary college or technical school. 

Evaluation Process

  1. The NYLE scholarship committee will review all applications.
  2. Final selection will be made by the NYLE Board of Directors.


Congratulations to the 2016 NYLE Scott Robert Vasquezi Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Amanda Carofano
Sponsored by Sanford and Hawley

Jack Heintzelman
Sponsored by Keiver-Willard Lumber 

Evan Holbritter
Sponsored by Wiley Bros., Inc.

Matthew McGill
Sponsored by Boston Cedar


Braedan McKee
Sponsored by Rex Lumber

Katherine McKenna
Sponsored by S.W. Collins Company

Allison Westbrook
Sponsored by Boise Cascade