Tuition Assistance

A NJCF program offering financial assistance to those NJCMA Club employees and Chapter Members for non CMAA sponsored education classes, pertaining to their current job and career enhancement.


Criteria for applying:

  • The applicant must be a club employee or a NJCMA chapter member. that does not receive reimbursement from their club for education.
  • Employee must have worked a minimum of 1,000 hours in the past year;
  • Coursework must be work-related; classes must be deemed pertinent to the employees work at the Club by the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Committee;
  • Eligible classes are those that enhance job performance and/or lead to a better job opportunity at that Club;
  • Tuition Assistance is awarded in advance of or during course work; completed courses may not qualify;
  • Applicants awarded NJCF Scholarship monies are not eligible to apply for the TAP within one year of being awarded that prior grant.


Other Information:

  • Each Club may receive up to $3,000 in grants per calendar year; grants are applied in the year that the course is taken. In the case of an overlap in the year (i.e. from 12/15 to 1/15), the grant is documented in the year the course begins, not when it ends;
  • The same person can receive two grants in the same year;
  • NJCF provides funding for a maximum of $15,000 per year;
  • Grants are generally paid directly to the educational institution.
  • Examples of courses taken included courses at a Sommelier School, Culinary School, Professional Golf & Turf Mgt. School, Bartending School, HVAC and Welding class at a Vocational School and English as a Second Language.

Application Process:

The Tuition Assistance Program application should be mailed to:

Ms. Debbie Pagerie
Chairman, NJCF Tuition Assistance Program
Indian Trail Club
830 Franklin Lake Road
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

The application must include documentation of the course the employee plans to take and cost associated with that course, a support letter from the applicant’s supervisor (immediate or otherwise), and a brief letter of intent from the applicant as to why he/she wants to take the selected course, and how it will benefit them and their work at the Club.

Questions: Questions regarding this program should be directed to the Chairperson: Ms. Debbie Pagerie at 201-891-4490 x629 or [email protected]

Tuition Assistance Application


A Message from the Tuition Assistance Program Chair Debbie Pagerie

The Tuition Assistance Program known as TAP, offers financial assistance to NJCMA Club Employees and Chapter Members for non-CMAA sponsored Education classes, pertaining to their currently job and career enhancement. 

The TAP Committee and NJ Club Foundation Board would like to enlighten our Chapter Members on how the program can benefit their employees.

Managers can help by posting the attached flyer in break rooms or where employees will have access to the programs information. 

Feel free to contact me with questions


Debbie Pagerie

Lake House Manager, Director of Catering

 Indian Trail Club

201-891-4480 x 629

[email protected]




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