Inna Boycheva ’16 and Dobromir Yordanov ’15 are Ramapo College computer science alumni who hold a firm belief that education happens inside and outside of the classroom, and there’s always something new and exciting to be explored. As international alumni, they understand the hardship and unique challenges of living and working far away from home during college years. That is why they decided to create a scholarship for students that actively pursue extracurricular activities on or off campus during their freshman or sophomore year, especially if they’ve found a home at Ramapo far away from their home.
Applicants are required to write a one-two page essay stating how they chose their major, and what they hope to do in their field. Students also need to discuss the extracurricular activities they are involved in.
- Student in the School of Theoretical and Applied Science
- Freshman or Sophomore
- International or out-of state student preferred
- Involvement with an extracurricular activity on or off campus
- GPA 2.5+
Ayush Acharya of Kathmandu, Nepal is a Chemistry major, and is conducting research in the synthesis of chalcone compound for green chemistry. He has a 3.3 GPA and made Dean’s List in the Spring 2019. He hopes to become a pharmacist and apply his organic chemistry knowledge in the field of medicine.
At Ramapo, Ayush is part of the International Student Organization, Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry Club and Computer Technology Club. He is also an OSS chemistry tutor.
“After graduation, I want to go to graduate school to pursue my interest in organic chemistry, possibly in the pharmaceutical field to do research on drug discovery.”
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