Stockton establishes new scholarship for criminal justice, environmental studies and public health

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Island Water Park at Showboat Atlantic City, Stockton University and Bader Field are all locations with active construction sites or proposed development. The Press of Atlantic City’s drone was up in the Atlantic City air to capture it all.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton University recently established a new scholarship through an endowment by Mays Landing resident and Stockton alumnus James Watson.

The James & Winifred Watson Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student studying criminal justice, environmental studies or public health at the university. Watson said he wanted to establish the scholarship in memory of his late wife and fellow alumna, Winifred, and help provide a Stockton education for students who share the couple’s dedication to criminal justice, public health and the environment.

Watson is a retired New Jersey State Police trooper and an active member of the New Jersey Bluebird Society.

The $25,000 endowment will kick off with an annual $1,000 scholarship in the 2023-24 academic year. For more information, visit

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