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Bright, Deirdre Memorial Scholarship

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Colleagues of Assistant Dean of Nursing Dr. Kathy Burke started this scholarship in memory of Dr. Burke’s sister, Deirdre, who passed away in 2021. To honor Deirdre’s 30-year career in the travel industry, this scholarship is intended to help a nursing student with costs associated with a study abroad experience.

  • Student enrolled in the Nursing program
  • For study abroad costs
  • Nominated by nursing faculty

2022 Recipient

Katherine Morales

Katherine Morales of Paterson, N.J. is a junior Nursing major with a 3.8 GPA. She is proud of being a first generation college student and receiving the Outstanding Leadership by a First-Year Student Award.

At Ramapo, Katherine is involved with the Nursing Student Organization, CAC/RelayforLife, and she is a Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassador. Off campus, she works with House on the Hill and is becoming an ENHANCE Peer Mentor. 

After she graduates, Katherine plans on becoming a Registered Nurse and becoming more advanced in Spanish. She will most likely continue her studies to become a Nurse Practitioner.


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