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Clara and Morton Richmond Scholarship


Morton and Clara Richmond in Black and WhiteMorton Richmond, an impoverished 23-year old, immigrated from Russia in 1926. He married Clara Richmond, who was born in Clinton, CT, and the two were married for 62 years. Morton became a prominent real estate investor who owned properties in Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens, NY. In addition to managing her husband’s office, Clara was a homemaker who raised her four sons in New Rochelle, NY. She was also a talented mezzo-soprano who performed in numerous community productions and conducted the Women’s Westchester Chorale.

Mr. Richmond passed away in 2002 at the age of 100, and Clara died at age 98 in 2017.

Their son Stan is a longtime member of the Ramapo College Foundation Board of Governors, and serves on the board of the Friends of Ramapo.

He created this scholarship to honor the memory of his parents, and to support students who are interested in understanding the origins, theory and practice of international human rights and the treatment of genocide as a crime under international law.

  • Students who are an International Studies major and/or Human Rights and Genocide Studies minor
  • GPA of 3.5+