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Holden Family Scholarship

Douglas Holden and Jean Weng are the parents of a Ramapo student, Austin, who is a member of the Class of 2023 and is enrolled in the College’s ENHANCE program.  They also have two daughters.  Over the span of many years, the Holdens have long-championed the cause of students with unique abilities.

In raising their family in northern New Jersey, the Holdens were already familiar with Ramapo College when Austin attended a campus program during high school.  Ramapo became the only school to which Austin applied and the family is pleased with his progress and the College’s commitment to all of its students, both in and out of the classroom.

The purpose of the Holden Family Scholarship is to assist Ramapo students with special needs in meeting tuition expenses, which can be compounded by costs associated with their special needs.

    Candidacy for the Holden Family Scholarship will be based on the following criteria:
  • Full-time enrollment at Ramapo College with sophomore, junior, or senior status.
  • Registered in the Office of Specialized Services.
  • Candidates must submit a one-page essay describing what has been the most difficult part of their disability to overcome in order to find success in college.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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2022 Recipients


The recipient of this award would like to remain anonymous.


The recipient of this award would like to remain anonymous.

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers of Secaucus, N.J. is a sophomore Information Technology Major. Michael has been involved in off-campus volunteer activities and organizations, including Bible education work with Jehovah’s Witnesses and serves as a lifeguard in his community. Post-graduation, he hopes to use his degree to continue giving back to the community.

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