NYLE Scott Robert Vasquezi Memorial Scholarship

2019 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 2018, twelve 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 2018 NYLE Scott Robert Vasquezi Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Cassidy Adroved
Sponsored by Riverhead Bldg. Supply

Dylan Campbell
Sponsored by Shepley Wood Products

Gavin Dunkelberger
Sponsored by Hingham Lumber

Jacob Giguere
Sponsored by Howe Lumber

Matthew Hambly
Sponsored by Shepley Wood Products

Patrick Moriarty
Sponsored by Huber Engineered Woods

Emily Niro
Sponsored by Bellevue Builders Supply

Mackenzie O’Neill
Sponsored by Wiley Brothers

Elizabeth Sanford
Sponsored by Sanford & Hawley

Nacime Shakoori-Naminy
Sponsored by Arnold Lumber Co.

Lillyan Thacker
Sponsored by Howe Lumber

Rebecca Torrisi
Sponsored by Jackson Lumber & Millwork