Jennifer Rominger receives ADA scholarship

The School of Dental Medicine is pleased to announce that Jennifer Rominger, DMD Candidate 2017, has been awarded an American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation Scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year.

Besides her excellent academic credentials, Jennifer serves as a historian for the Class of 2017 and as vice president of the school’s DMD student organization. She is also the founder of Josh’s Jog, a 5k run in memory of her brother who passed away in 2013 from cancer. Josh’s Jog benefits CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.

“We were delighted to nominate Jennifer for the ADA Foundation Scholarship and very pleased that she was selected to receive the award,” said Margaret Wilson, vice dean and associate dean for Student Affairs at the ECU School of Dental Medicine. “Jennifer is helping to fulfill the vision and mission of our school through her dedication to improving both oral and overall health.“

“I am sincerely thankful for the opportunity to apply, and I feel grateful to have been awarded the scholarship,” said Jennifer.

When Jennifer and her classmates become fourth-year students, they will complete rotations at ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Centers in rural and underserved communities across the state, a unique opportunity among dental schools.

Jennifer is the daughter of Mr. Mike Rominger and Ms. Denna Rominger of Advance, N.C.

ADA Foundation dental student scholarships help predoctoral dental students defray a part of their professional education expenses. The program facilitates the education of academically gifted dental students. Students must have a minimum accumulative grade point average of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale to qualify for the scholarship. The Foundation awards approximately 25 dental students up to $2,500 annually.