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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. 


*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 2022, 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. 


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

Congratulations to the 2022 NYLE Scott Robert Vasquezi Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Ann Marie Limberger Vassalboro, Britton Lumber Company
Anton Mowrey Cary Plt, S. W. Collins Co.
Colby Lloyd Augusta, Hammond Lumber Company
Hannah Lord Augusta, Hancock Lumber
Jillian Sherwin Rochester, Bethel Mills Lumber
Joseph Lemery Ballston Lake, Curtis Lumber Company
Lilly Tucker Gradyville, Beatty Lumber Company
Norah Sullivan Newton, Keiver-Willard Lumber Corporation
Olivia Gourdine Centerville, Mid-Cape Home Centers, U.S. LBM, LLC
Timothy Phelps Ballston Lake, Curtis Lumber Company
Wesley Heard Forestdale, Shepley Wood Products
Norman Winn Wakefield, Arnold Lumber Company