The Burlington County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey ~ Student Scholarships

The BCPO annually awards scholarships to college, graduate and law students. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of $3,500 paid directly to the recipient. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible.

The BCPO announces the following scholarships:

The Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship

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 30, 2022. Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee’s decision in October 2022. For more information, and to access application forms, click here.






Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey ~ Law Student Scholarship Application

Instructions, Guidelines & Rules


Application Period: Generally, May 1st through June 15th of each year.


Due Date for 2022 Application: June 10th, 2022


Email the completed application and supporting documentation to the Scholarship Committee Chair listed on the application. The full set of instructions, guidelines, and rules for the Scholarship are contained in the application below.


HBA-NJ Scholarship Application.pdf


Scholarship recipients are generally notified of the Scholarship Committee's selection the first week of July. The HBA-NJ will award the scholarships at its Annual Scholarship Gala & Awards Dinner in July. Additional details about the Gala can be found on the Events page.




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