Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office

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                                *News Release*          Date:         June 2, 2009

                                                     

 
 

 


Scholarships available for careers in criminal law

 

 

          The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey today announced that four scholarships are available to law school students seeking careers as prosecuting attorneys, and to police officers hoping to attend college to advance their careers in law enforcement.

 

The scholarships, each amounting to a one-year grant of $2,500, will be paid directly to the recipients, who will be selected by a Board of Trustees, which administers the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Scholarship Foundation.

 

Applications must be postmarked by June 23, 2009. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the trustees’ decision in August 2009.

 

To be eligible for the Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be accepted for admission to a law school and must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor.

 

Applicants seeking the Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr. Memorial Scholarship must be accepted for admission to a law school or graduate school. Applicants must exhibit an interest, and commitment to, enhancing the rights and well-being of children through child advocacy programs.

 

Each student applying for the Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship must be accepted for admission to a law school. The applicant should have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor with an emphasis in domestic violence or hate crime prosecutions.

 

To be eligible for the John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be 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.

 

In addition, all applicants must be residents of New Jersey and must demonstrate a financial need.

 

Anyone interested in receiving an application for any of the scholarships should contact Twila Clifford, secretary to Warren County Prosecutor Thomas Ferguson, at (908) 475-6287.