Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Ramsey Strong Fund scholarships help junior and senior year Champlain College students who seek to study, travel and intern overseas as part of their college experience and in preparation for successful careers.

2020 SRSF Award – Sarah Lancaster ’22

2019 SRSF Award – Lauren Girard ’21

2018 SRSF Award – Harka Tamang ’20

Harka 2018 Winner

Congratulations to Harka Tamang, our 5th SRSF scholarship recipient. Harka is entering his junior year at Champlain, majoring in Marketing. 

“Nine years ago, my family relocated from Nepal to Burlington. I’m so happy to be chosen for the SRSF and I’m looking forward to exploring London during my spring semester study abroad. Thank you SRSF for supporting my dreams!”

2017 SRSF Award – Anna Steeley ’19

Anna Steeley

As a film major with a minor in digital marketing, Anna just completed her junior year at Champlain’s Montreal campus. This past summer, she visited Shanghai as part of Champlain’s Freeman Grant Foundation internship program.

“I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to spend a full year, plus a summer abroad. My studies prepared me well for my international adventures and I’m in awe of being able to follow in Sarah’s footsteps. Shanghai was an amazing cultural experience — giving me lasting new insights from meeting so many interesting and fantastic people as I explored their beautiful country.”

2016 SRSF Award – Emily Connor ’ 17

Emily winner 2016

While at Champlain, Emily completed her summer internship with travels to China and Thailand.  She’s currently working at Southern New Hampshire University while pursuing her masters degree in communications.

“With encouragement and support from my family, friends, and the Champlain community, I had the confidence to pursue an internship in Shanghai, China. Thanks to the help of my scholarship, my dreams became a reality and my experiences were life changing. I’m honored to continue my journey in Sarah’s legacy, and follow in the footsteps of the amazing and talented young women who’ve gone before me as SRSF scholarship winners.”

2015 SRSF Award – Emily LaPlume, ’17

Emily winner 2015

Prior to graduating, Emily completed several internships and studied abroad in Ireland and New Zealand. Inspired by her travels, Emily started a handmade women’s swimsuit company, Saturday Swimwear. She is now living and working “down under” in Australia as she continues to travel the world as often as possible.

“Champlain’s strong emphasis on developing global business skills encouraged me to find an international experience as a part of my education. I am grateful to have been selected for the SRSF Scholarship, making it possible for me to study in Ireland and New Zealand and help me prepare for whatever career path I choose.”

2014 SRSF Award – Lauren Buniva – ’15

Lauren winner 2014

Upon graduating from Champlain, Lauren began her advertising career at MullenLowe in Boston, where she worked on several global account campaigns.

“My experience at the University of Otago in New Zealand provided a global perspective which I was able to build on to secure an internship in Shanghai. Receiving the SRSF scholarship and learning about Sarah’s passion for pursuing her dreams inspired me and helped me leverage my international experiences to pursue a career in advertising.”