Emma Marie Coffey of Chatham is the recipient of the Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, which was announced on Wednesday by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.

Coffey is currently finishing her undergraduate studies at Boston College and plans to attend law school there, following her graduation.

In the past, Coffey was a Victim Witness Advocate for the Cambridge District Court, and currently interns at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

To be eligible for the one-year grant of up to $3,500, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission into a law school. The application must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.