MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Four scholarships  are available to law students, college and graduate students, announced the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey.  Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of up to $3,500.00 paid directly to the recipient.  Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible.

The County Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey Committee, a nonprofit corporation, annually awards scholarships

To be eligible for the Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial scholarship, 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.

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To be eligible for the Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school or a graduate school.  The application must exhibit an interest in, and commitment to, enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

To be eligible for the Harris Y. Cotton Memorial scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school.  The applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor with an emphasis in Domestic Violence or Hate Crime prosecutions.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

To be eligible for the John H. Stamler Memorial scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident and sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer.  The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.

The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to August 8, 2016.  Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in October 2016.  Applications can be obtained by contacting Gladys Anderson at (856) 339-8612 or at Gladys.anderson@salemcountynj.gov.