MASCA Scholarships


Each year, the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association (MASCA) awards academic scholarships to individuals pursuing a degree beyond secondary education in the criminal justice field. MASCA presents annual scholarships in memory of those members who dedicated their lives to the improvement of the justice system and consistently advocated the need for the exchange of ideas for growth and change among member's states.

Next year, MASCA will award scholarships at the annual training conference being held in Atlantic City, NJ.

The scholarships are named in honor and memory of Mr. Dennis R. Martin. Dennis a long standing MASCA Board member dedicated to the MASCA mission, especially to continuing the tradition of awarding scholarships to assist those advancing in their corrections careers. He held many MASCA offices, including President of the MASCA Board of Trustees, MASCA Scholarship Committee Chair, and was serving as MASCA Board Vice-President at the time of his death in 2010.

Dennis Martin Scholarships - Update 

2020 Scholarship Winner:
Kelsey E. Herbert
Attending Stevenson University- Maryland

2019 Scholarship Winners:
Amanda Smith
Attending Rowan University- NJ.

Kelsey Herbert

Attending Stevenson University- MD.
2018 Scholarship Winners:

Karina Barstow- Moosup, Ct. 
Attending- University of Maine- Fort Kent

Michael Phillips- Bucks County, Pa. 
Attending- DeSales University for a Masters in Criminal Justice

Helen Hull-Maple shade, NJ
Attending Rowan University as a Criminal Justice Major
2017 Scholarship Winner:

Aaron Mulitsch- A Criminal Justice major at East Stroudsburg University. 
His goal is to work in Juvenile Probation. Congratulations to Aaron!!!

Brenna Dworek- from Jefferson County Adult Probation & Parole Department (Pa.). Ms. Dworek attends Slippery Rock University (Pa.) and is focusing her studies in the area of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Congratulations to Brenna!!!

Click here to see our past scholarship winners.