FAIRFIELD, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for four, individual scholarships offered by The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey (CPANJ). The CPANJ annually the scholarships -- each of which includes a one-year grant of $3,500 paid directly to the recipient -- to college, graduate and law students. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible.

The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Inc. scholarships include: 

The Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship

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The Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship

The John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship 

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 applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need. 

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 applicant 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. 

Deadline for submission of applications is September 4, 2020. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in October 2020.

To access the applications, visit burlpros.org/the-county-prosecutors-association-of-new-jersey-to-award-four-3500-scholarships/.