Bryson Rominger ’19 receives American Dental Association Foundation Scholarship
The East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine is pleased to announce that Bryson Rominger, DMD Candidate 2019, has been awarded an American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Foundation awards 30 to 50 scholarships of up to $2,500 annually to help academically gifted predoctoral dental students defray a part of their professional education expenses. Students must be nominated by faculty to receive a scholarship.
Bryson, who is from Granite Falls, North Carolina, in Caldwell County, is treasurer of the School of Dental Medicine’s Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA) and a leader of the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). He also serves as a didactic peer tutor at the dental school. He earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from Wake Forest University.
“Bryson’s exemplary academic record and his alignment with the mission of the ECU School of Dental Medicine led us to nominate him for an ADA Foundation Scholarship. We were delighted to learn that he was selected as a scholarship recipient,” said Dr. Margaret Wilson, vice dean of the School of Dental Medicine. “We are confident that Bryson will play a key role in fulfilling the mission of our school through his dedication to improving oral health care for vulnerable communities.”
Bryson said, “I hope to become a great dentist, leader, and friend to people in my hometown so they have a health professional to look up to and count on. Winning this award serves as motivation to keep working hard and pursuing my dreams of someday serving my community. It is also a humble reminder of how truly blessed I am.”
As a rising third-year dental student, Bryson serves dental patients under the supervision of dental faculty in Ross Hall, the school’s teaching and clinical facility at ECU. During his fourth year, he and his classmates will complete rotations at the school’s dental learning centers in eight rural and underserved communities across the state, a unique opportunity among dental schools.