Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund Announces 2016 Scholarship Program

!cid_image003_jpg@01D168AFThe Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund recently announced the launch of its 2016 scholarship program. Six $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have a parent actively serving Camden County, or they themselves serve Camden County in a public safety capacity. Two awards will be presented in each field of service: law enforcement, fire, and EMS. 

A $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gary R. Cline, Ret., Merchantville Police Department, will be offered to a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in law enforcement.

A $1,000 scholarship in memory of Cpl. Christopher Milito, Delaware River Port Authority Police Department, will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who has a parent serving in law enforcement at the time of application. This scholarship award is sponsored by DRPA Penn-Jersey Lodge #30 on behalf of the Milito family.

Scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis for the 2015-2016 academic year. Award criteria includes academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities and financial need. The application deadline is March 31, 2016.

Applications are available online at, by emailing a request to, by calling the office at (856) 768-9656, or at the guidance departments of all Camden County high schools.

The Scholarship Committee will review and approve applications impartially with no knowledge of the applicants’ identities. All decisions of the selection committee are final.

Announcement of the awards will be made in May.

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