• 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


Freshman Kasmier Vicioso receives inaugural EduContests Scholarship Award

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.  

EduContests is a volunteer driven 501c3 organization located in South Jersey.  Its mission is to open a range of opportunities for students of South Jersey, both academic and nonacademic, through educational activities and events, to develop scholarly leaders for the future, and to provide a platform to help students realize their potential.

“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.

The EduContest’s executive committee is made up of a number of professionals from healthcare, IT consulting, engineering and other industries and includes Dr. Venkat Ventkataraman, Assistant Professor in Cell Biology/Neuroscience, at Rowan SOM as one of its members.