Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp is advising current and potential law school students from Morris County that the deadline for a series of scholarships has been extended to Aug. 8, through the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey.
Prosecutor Announces Extended Scholarship Deadline for Morris County Law Students

The Oscar W. Rittenhouse, Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr., Harris Y. Cotton and the John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually by the County Prosecutors Association, which to law students, college and graduate students.

Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of up to $3,500 that is paid directly to recipients. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible.

To be eligible for the Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident who has been accepted for admission to a law school. The applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career as a prosecutor. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.

To be eligible for the Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident who has been accepted for admission to a law school or 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 exhibit financial need.

To be eligible for the Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident who has been 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 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 who is seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer. The applicant must  demonstrate financial need.

The extended deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 15Applicants 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 [email protected]