Rama H. Rawal Memorial Scholarship
Rama H. Rawal (1933 - 2020)
Lynne Mitchell Foundation is proud to honor the memory of Rama H. Rawal through the generous donation of her older son, Rajesh Rawal. Each year as funded by the donor, we will award a USD $3,000 academic scholarship to an eligible Jamaican woman attending Lower Sixth or Upper Sixth Form (Grades 12 and 13) in Jamaica or university or graduate school in Jamaica, the U.S. or Canada. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be attending or have graduated from a high school in Jamaica. Well-rounded female students who demonstrate a significant commitment to academic achievement are encouraged to apply.
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.