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Mary Ippolito attended Ramapo College as a returning adult student and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. She is a long time member of the Friends of Ramapo and actively participates in many Ramapo College alumni events.  She set up this endowed scholarship to benefit  women pursuing a degree in the fine arts.

  • For a woman who is a sophomore, junior or senior
  • Visual arts concentration in art & technology, drawing and painting, or sculpture
  • GPA of 3.0+

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2020 Recipient

Sela Stazzone

“I enjoy promoting literacy through graphic novels and supporting local artists and writers in the comic industry,” says Sela Stazzone, a Visual Arts major with a concentration in Electronic Art and Animation. She has a 3.8 GPA, is on the Dean’s List and is member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She plans on working in the animation industry, specializing in either 3D or stop-motion animation. She would also like to teach animation and computer arts at the high school level.

At Ramapo, Sela works in the 3D Printing Studio as a printing assistant. Off-campus, she volunteers at the Hunterdon Art Museum, where she assists art workshops and is a counselor for the summer camps. She also is the lead volunteer for the Annual Phillipsburg High School Comic Convention.

She is from Phillipsburg, N.J.


2019 Recipient

Giselle Ruiz

Giselle Ruiz of Pompton Lakes, N.J. is a Visual Arts Major with a concentration in Drawing and Painting: Art Therapy with a Psychology Minor. She has a 3.7 GPA.

Giselle is grateful to the EOF program for helping her to achieve her goal of a college education.  In addition to serving as a Peer Mentor for incoming EOF scholars, she works on campus with Dining Services.

“After I graduate, my goal is to help others through art, as art has helped me cope with life’s craziness.”



2018 Recipient

Angelica Pasquali

Angelica Pasquali of Mahwah N.J. is a contract major of Visual Arts and Marketing. She has a 3.4 GPA and has previously achieved Dean’s list status.

At Ramapo, Angelica participates in mindful events, such as yoga sessions held by the Krame Center and works with the Center to help reach more students. She also works as a school photographer on the Ramapo marketing team, documenting events and working on special marketing projects. In her sophomore year, she was active in the Visual Arts Society club where fellow student artists gathered to give constructive criticism on our works and build a stronger awareness on campus for visual artists.

Angelica provides her photography services free of charge for the non-profit Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization and volunteers as a helping field hand. Her photography business, Luna Photography, has worked with clients such as dentists, families, and more in the local area.


2017 Recipient

Amie Wuchter

“This scholarship will help me pay for my schooling so that I can start a career in art education without as much fear of student debt,” said Amie Wuchter of Neptune, NJ.  Amie is a Visual Arts major with a Drawing and Painting concentration. She has a 4.0 GPA.

Amie is actively involved at Ramapo, and currently serves as the secretary of the Yoga Club, and volunteers her time teaching yoga to the campus community.  She is also part of the Visual Artist’s Society and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.

Off campus she volunteers as a Sunday school teacher and with farm cleanups with MEVO.  She also works in the quality control department at Worthington Biochemical Corporation.

“For now and in the future, I look forward to helping others through education (both in art and yoga),” added Amie.



2016 Recipient

Kelsey Brentnall

Kelsey Brentnall of Hillsdale, NJ is an Art and Biology major. She has a 3.94 GPA and is a Presidential Scholar. Kelsey has achieved Dean’s List status each semester at Ramapo and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Golden Key Honor Society.

At Ramapo, Kelsey has been active in the Ramapo College Honors Program as an Executive Board member.

Kelsey has also been involved in off – campus activities, including tutoring and co-teaching an oil painting class at the Ridgewood Art Institute.


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