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Educontests awards inaugural Scholarship to Rowan University student

November 12, 2019

Front Row (left to right): Dr. Navneet Garg, COO/Secretary EduContests, Kasmier Vicioso, ’23, Dr. Venkat Ventkataraman, Assistant Professor in Cell Biology/Neuroscience, at Rowan SOM
Back Row (left to right):  Dr. Deneen Hendrick, Coordinator, Pre- Health Programs, Rowan University; Paula Watkins, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Rowan SOM; Dr. Karen Magee-Sauer, Acting Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, Rowan University

Rowan University student Kasmier Vicioso, 23 received the inaugural EduContests Scholarship Award. Viciosio is a freshman and is pursuing a BS in Biochemistry as part of the seven-year accelerated BS/DO program with the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM). Kasmier graduated at the top of her class from Camden’s Promise Charter School and was selected for the BS/DO program from a group of highly competitive applicants.

“Financial concerns and lack of resources are often barriers to students excelling academically, so this scholarship will provide needed financial support and allow Kasmier to focus on her studies, maintain the required GPA (3.6), and successfully complete the program,” commented Dr. Deneen Hendrick, Rowan’s Coordinator of Pre-Health Studies.


Educontests donates $500 to Manav Sadhna

From a peaceful corner of the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram, Manav Sadhna (MS) has been humbly serving since 1995 to strengthen underprivileged communities in Ahmedabad, India through programs in Holistic Education, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Youth and Women’s Empowerment, Senior Care, Livelihoods and more.

Although there is great diversity among these programs, they are all based on people’s participation and evolve according to the needs of the community. Over time, they have seen the holistic growth transformation of the communities with significant improvements in sanitation, education and health.