For immediate release: August 14, 2002
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Princeton-funded scholarships awarded to 10 John Jay students
Princeton -- Ten students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City have been selected as the first recipients of the Justice Scholarship, which was established by Princeton University in February 2002 to honor the memory of the public service heroes of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center who received academic training at John Jay College.
The purpose of the scholarship is to develop undergraduate researchers, practitioners and scholars in the areas of public service and criminal justice. Sixty-seven John Jay College students and alumni were among the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives in the attacks.
Each scholarship winner will enroll in two courses specifically designed to prepare them for an independent research study related to the criminal justice/public service field. Student research will be published in a journal produced by John Jay College.
Winners were selected for their academic achievement and their documented interest in public service. They will receive a $2,000 scholarship that is renewable each academic year. The funds are to be applied to educational expenses and to support undergraduate research. In addition, students who complete independent research during their senior year that is approved by the faculty will be awarded an additional $1,000 toward graduate school.
Five scholarships were awarded to members of the incoming class and another five to currently enrolled students. The recipients were selected by a committee made up of John Jay College faculty members and administrators.
The students are:
The Justice Scholarship is one of several programs that Princeton University created with a $1 million commitment to assist individuals, especially young people, most directly affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and to help support New York City's renewal and recovery from those attacks.