Dr. Jill Mortensen Donates $10,000 to RCSJ-Cumberland’s ‘School Counts!’ Scholarship Program

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Managing Editor

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

VINELAND, N.J. — Dr. Jill Mortensen, a family physician at Cumberland Family Medicine Associates, donated $10,000 to Rowan College of South Jersey-Cumberland’s “School Counts!” scholarship program.

The Cumberland County Campus Educational Foundation operates the program, which aims to encourage students to perform well in high school, at RCSJ. Any Cumberland County resident who earns four consecutive “School Counts!” certificates during their time in high school is eligible for a scholarship from RCSJ.

“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,” Dr. Mortensen said in a press release. “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.”

In order to earn a certificate to go towards the scholarship program, students must adhere to a number of criteria. The list that students need to fulfill to earn a certificate is:

  • Maintain a 95% or higher attendance record
  • Complete Algebra I
  • Graduate on time with an above-average GPA

You can find more information about the program here.

RCSJ-Cumberland’s “School Counts!” program has received a number of donations from community members and organizations since the start of the 2020-21 academic year. Wendy’s, the foundation started by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, and Cumberland Foundation Board Member Lilly Kejzman have donated $10,000, $10,000, and $25,000, respectively, to the “School Counts!” program.

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