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Rama H. Rawal Memorial Scholarship

Funded By

Raj Rawal

Funded by Raj Rawal, in honor of the memory of his mother Rama H. Rawal, the Rama H. Rawal Memorial Scholarship will award a USD $3,000 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican woman attending university, trade, vocational or graduate school.

About Rama Rawal
Rama was born May 9, 1933, in India. She migrated to the United States in 1968 with her two sons Rajesh and Viresh to join her husband Harish who had immigrated in 1966. In 1969, the family settled in Stamford CT where she lived for 50 years before moving to Vermont to be with her older son and his family in May 2019. While in Stamford, Rama worked for GE Credit Corporation for 17 years and as a real estate agent for many years afterwards. In her retirement she enjoyed her vast network of family and friends, some travel, and especially helping others in the community. Rama was an incredibly strong and fiercely independent person. She earned a master's degree at a time when few women in India even went to college. Similarly, when her husband came to America, she remained in India for more than two years and continued to work full-time as a high school teacher while caring for both sons. Rama handled the ups and downs of life with cheerfulness, optimism, and humor. Rama passed away on April 1, 2020, in Burlington, VT at the age of 86.

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