EAST HANOVER, NJ- Current Morris County students looking to help offset the incredible financial burden of student loans can receive some aid from the County Prosecutors Association. Four separate scholarships are being offered for college, graduate and law school students of New Jersey.

“Each scholarship is a one-year grant of up to $3,500 and is paid directly to the recipient,” read a press release from the Morris County Prosecutors Office. “Applicants must be New Jersey residents and must demonstrate financial need. The scholarships are annually awarded by the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey.”

The scholarships include the Oscar W Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to an admitted law school student who has an interest in a career as a prosecutor, and the Harris Y Cotton Memorial Scholarship, for law school enrollees who wish to pursue a career as a prosecutor with an emphasis in domestic violence of hate crimes.

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The list includes another law/graduate school scholarship called the Andrew K Ruotolo Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship aids students who show a commitment to enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs. The final scholarship is the John H Stamler Memorial Scholarship which is designed for sworn law enforcement officers that are seeking educational advancement in the collegiate or graduate level.

The application deadline is September 15th and applicants will be notified of the decisions later on in October. Applications can be obtained by contacting Terri Eide at (609) 989-6309 or at teide@mercercounty.org. Applications are also available online at www.mercercountyprosecutor.com.