The intent of the Follett Bookstore Scholarship is to allow Ramapo College students with few financial resources to purchase books so that they may effectively complete Ramapo College classes.
Funding for the scholarship is provided by Follett Corporation, the vendor contracted with to provide textbooks and related supplies to the College. Follett Corporation, founded in 1873, is today a $2.7 billion privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace.
The recipient of the Follett Bookstore Scholarship is selected by the bookstore staff.
- Submit an essay describing why you need external funding for books and the courses for which you intend funding.
- In your essay also describe why books, in general, are important in your life.
Achyut Gautam of Nepal is a Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Mathematics and Economics. He has a 3.8 GPA and is part of the Honors Program.
He has been extremely active in several organizations on campus, including Student Government Association (SGA), Board of Trustees, Dean’s Advisory Council, and Civic and Community Engagement Center. He is currently serving as a research assistant in the Anisfield School of Business where he assists faculty in designing econometric models.
Achyut studied abroad in Milan, Italy in fall of 2017, and has also traveled to Ghana as part of the SGA exchange program. He was one of the recipients of the “Outstanding Leadership by a Sophomore” award and was also selected by the Dean of ASB for the Seminara Memorial Award. “After graduation, I am determined to make financial markets more efficient, transparent, and accessible to all people.”
Rachel Loia is from Randolph, N.J. and is studying Biology with a Teacher Certification. She has a GPA of 3.87 and has made the Dean’s List her first two semesters. She hopes to become a high school biology teacher and share her knowledge of the scientific world with her students.
She serves as treasurer of the Beekeeping Club, has tutored for OSS, was a teaching assistant for a biology lab, and works in the greenhouse. Rachel also judges speech and debate tournaments and rock climbs in her free time.
Angela Lee of Leonia, N.J. is a Nursing BSN/RN major with a 3.75 GPA. “I’m proud to have made the Dean’s List consistently since freshman year.”
She is an active member in the Nursing Student Organization on campus. Angela has also served her community by volunteering as an after-school teacher, and as a medical volunteer for the Hospital Elder Life Program at the Hackensack University Medical Center.
Megan Quinlan of Sayreville, N.J. is an Accounting major. She has a 3.924 GPA. Megan was just inducted into Rho Alpha Sigma Honor Society for Resident Assistants and received an Outstanding Leadership by a sophomore award for 2017.
Megan is heavily involved on-campus and holds several positions including Resident Assistant, Peer Facilitator, and Audit Intern in the Office of the President. She is also an on-campus Representative for Roger CPA Review and involved in Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and Sophomores Advancing in Leadership.
During the summer of 2017, Megan studied abroad at the University College Dublin and also interned for Deloitte Ireland. She will be interning for Deloitte again next summer in their Princeton, N.J. office. She is an aspiring CPA and hopes one day to receive the chance to be able to work abroad again. “I hope to one day have the opportunity to provide scholarships, and help Ramapo students follow their dreams.”
Tammy Smith of Fair Lawn, NJ is a Social Work major. She has a 3.96 GPA. She was awarded the 2015 NASW Harriet Bloomfield Memorial Scholarship and the 2015 CSWE BSW Student Travel Scholarship Award for her academic achievements in social work. She was awarded the 2014 and 2015 Fair Lawn Sunrise Rotary Continuing Education Scholarship.
At Ramapo, Tammy has been active in several organizations and activities, including the Social Work Club, where she recently served as vice-president.
Tammy has also been involved in off-campus activities and organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors for NAMI Bergen County and on the town of Fair Lawn’s Stigma-Free Task Force.
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