BURLINGTON, Vt. — Champlain College today announced a new endowed scholarship fund established in memory of Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey, Class of 2012.
The Sarah Ramsey ’12 Strong Scholarship Fund was established by gifts from family and friends of Sarah Ramsey. The scholarship will support third or fourth year marketing students who have demonstrated strong academic performance and wish to expand their professional and international experiences while attending Champlain College. The scholarship will be awarded annually at the Stiller School of Business Honors event.
As a Marketing major with a specialization in Integrated Advertising, Sarah Ramsey studied abroad in Lima, Peru during fall semester of her junior year at Champlain. She embarked on a promising advertising career with internships with Cloud 9 Catering in Burlington and the Blue Hive Agency in Shanghai, China. Earlier this year, Sarah died tragically after being struck by a car in Brooklyn, NY.
Friends and family of Sarah Ramsey chose to announce the Fund at the Oct. 1 film premiere ofCaptain Phillips, with all proceeds from the public showing of the Sony Pictures film benefitting the endowed Fund. Cloud 9 Caterers and the Hindquarter catering truck were on campus Saturday for Family Weekend with proceeds going to the scholarship fund.
“Thanks to the generosity of Sarah’s friends and family, we’re excited to offer this scholarship opportunity to Champlain students,” said the Ramsey family. “Our hope is that scholarship recipients will help honor Sarah’s creative vision and drive by pursuing internship opportunities they otherwise could not take advantage of as part of their college experience. We look forward to learning more about their marketing and advertising career experiences when they return and share them with the Champlain community.”