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*The Camden County Hero Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Camden County Hero Scholarship is pleased to announce its’ 2021 Scholarship Program.


Three $2,000 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.  One award 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 $1,500 scholarship in memory of Chief Gene Dannenfelser, Ret., Camden County Fire Marshal’s Office, will be offered to a graduating high school senior pursuing a career in fire service.


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 2020-2021 academic year. 

Award criteria includes academic performance, community service, extracurricular activities and financial need.

Application deadline is April 15, 2021

Applications are also 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 late May/early June.