Sarah Ramsey Strong Scholarship


2017 Sarah Ramsey Strong Scholarship Recipients

The Sarah Ramsey Strong Scholarship encourages Champlain College marketing students to take risks, push boundaries, do more, be more, and experience more.

This permanent Fund was established in memory of Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey ’12 by her family and friends after she passed away unexpectedly in 2013. In honor of Sarah’s inspiring creativity and zest for life, and her love of travel abroad, this Fund supports a rising junior or senior marketing major who exemplifies Sarah’s qualities including drive, determination, creative and critical thinking, individuality, a passion for advertising and branding, and a thirst to experience all life has to offer. This need-based scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has plans to travel or immerse themselves in an internship with the power to be transformative.

$5,000 Scholarship for a Stiller School of Business Marketing Student

If you are a marketing major planning an international experience in 2017/2018, you may be eligible for the Sarah Ramsey Strong Scholarship. Learn more and apply here.

Meet the Scholarship Recipients

2018 - Harka Tamang '20 

Congratulations to Harka Tamang, our 5th Sarah Ramsey Strong 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 - Anna Steeley '19

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 — Emily Connor ’17

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 — Emily LaPlume ’17

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."

2014 — Lauren Buniva ’16

Upon graduating from Champlain, Lauren began her advertising career at MullenLowe in Boston, where she is currently working 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."