VINELAND – Dr. Jill Mortensen, D.O., FAAFP, gave a gift of $10,000 to the School Counts! Scholarship Program administered by the Cumberland County Campus Educational Foundation at Rowan College of South Jersey – Cumberland Campus. The School Counts! Program is a unique scholarship created specifically for Cumberland County residents. It provides two-year tuition scholarships to RCSJ-Cumberland for students who earn four consecutive School Counts! certificates from 9 participating high schools.
“Words cannot express how thankful I am for the School Counts! scholarship. My education has always been important to me and receiving this award is very humbling. With the aid of this scholarship, I have gotten the chance to do many things such as being able to focus on my journey of achieving my future career of becoming a surgeon, and doing this by concentrating more on my school work."— Briana Davy, School Counts! Scholarship Recipient.
School Counts! exemplifies the core values that make the community strong. The program encourages and rewards high school students for the development of skills necessary for college success: punctuality, discipline, hard work, and motivation to achieve goals. In order to earn a School Counts! certificate in each year of high school, a student must:
- maintain a 95% or better attendance record;
- achieve a higher-than-average GPA;
- successfully complete Algebra I; and
- be scheduled to graduate from high school on time.
"I'm a very strong supporter of education for our local students. I know higher education will broaden the possibilities for our young population and is also a key to success and growth for our whole community. I know our college plays a huge role in this community and I am happy to be a part of the success story of these ambitious students." –Dr. Jill Mortensen, D.O., FAAFP, Cumberland Family Medicine Associates
For more information about the School Counts! program or to make a gift, contact Maria LeBlanc, Foundation Director at 856.200.4556 or visit: www.rcsj.edu/SchoolCounts