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Essex County Prosecutor's Office Offering Scholarships

Katherine Carter

Friday, May 9, 2014 • 8:34am

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced on May 7 that the County Prosecutor’s Association of New Jersey will be offering four $2,500 scholarships to deserving students.

The Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to law school who has an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor.

The Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr., Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey resident accepted to a graduate school or law school who exhibits an interest in advancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs.

The Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship will also be awarded to a New Jersey resident accepted to law school who has an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor with emphasis in Domestic Violence or Hate Crime prosecutions. 

The John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a New Jersey resident who is a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer.

Applicants for all four scholarships must demonstrate financial need.

Applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2014. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision in September 2014.

Anyone interested in applying can download an application at www.cpanj.info

 

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