NYLE Scott Robert Vasquezi Memorial Scholarship

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. 

2021 NYLE Scholarship Application


*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 2020 NYLE Scott Robert Vasquezi Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Alexander Ezzy - S.W. Collins
Shannon Geneseo - National Lumber
Hannah Kohute - Beatty Lumber & Millwork
Matthew Levesque - National Lumber
Alexsandra Muise - The Building Center
Madison Reese - Beatty Lumber & Millwork
Caroline Ryan - Ryan Seamless Gutters