County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Announces Scholarship Recipients

On October 9, 2018, the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey (CPANJ) presented scholarship awards to four recipients of the Oscar W. Rittenhouse, Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr., Harris Y. Cotton and John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarships. The CPANJ, a nonprofit corporation, annually awards scholarships to law students, college and graduate students. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of up to $3,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible.

The awards were presented at the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office in Trenton, New Jersey by CPANJ President Fredric M. Knapp and Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. The presentation ceremony was attended by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, and all New Jersey County Prosecutors.

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

The recipient of the 2018 Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial scholarship is Eric Patrick Vivino.

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.

The recipient of the 2018 Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr. Memorial Scholarship is Amanda Kate Cipriano.

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.

The recipient of the 2018 Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship is Cindy Vanessa Guoman.

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.

The recipient of the 2018 John H. Stamler Memorial scholarship is Wayne O. Jackson, Jr.

CPANJ President Fredric M. Knapp stated, “On behalf of the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey, I would like to congratulate the four scholarship recipients. Their hard work and commitment to their respective career paths is admirable”.

County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Announces Scholarship Recipients
From left: Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Oscar W. Rittenhouse Scholarship Winner Eric Patrick Vivino, CPANJ President and Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri, and Salem County Prosecutor John Lenahan.

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