The Genevieve Ramsey Scholarship

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Genevieve Ramsey believed firmly in the power of education, especially for women. The first in her immediate family to attend college, she taught for 30 years in advancement of that cause. Genevieve attended Kean University in New Jersey (at the time Newark State College), earning a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 1968, and while teaching elementary school in South Plainfield, NJ, earned a Master of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 1975. During her Master’s program, Genevieve spent a semester at the University of Leeds in the UK, studying the British Open Classroom. Genevieve continued teaching in South Plainfield until 1989 when the family relocated to Hilton Head Island, SC. She continued teaching in Beaufort County, South Carolina until 1999. She again chose to teach after moving to her new home in Peachtree City, GA in 1999. Genevieve went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Queens University in North Carolina, in 2013 at the age of 66. In 2018, when moving to Pine Lake, GA, she volunteered at the Global Village School in Clarkston, GA, teaching reading to refugee girls. Her commitment to children, education and literacy was powerful, and a lifelong love.

Always writing and reading, Genevieve was a champion for literacy her entire life and believed that with knowledge came the responsibility to put something meaningful into the world.

Genevieve and her family have been long-time supporters of College AIM and College AIM students. Her daughter, Erin, helped craft College AIM's earliest curriculum and her husband, Tom, serves as a mentor within College AIM's CAPS Scholarship program.

This scholarship has been created by Genevieve's family and friends in her honor. The scholarship supports College AIM students pursuing degrees in education and education-related fields, and helps to build future literacy champions, first generation college graduates and powerful educators.

2022 Genevieve Ramsey Scholarship Recipients

Elliott Bradley

Elliott is a third-year student at Brandeis University. He is double majoring in Women & Gender Studies and English Literature. Outside of the classroom he works in a Boston-area middle school as a teacher's assistant. He is also a published author. Ultimately, Elliott hopes to pursue a career as a liberal studies professor.

Tatyanna Hayes

Tatyanna is a third-year student at Gordon State College, where she has already earned her Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. She is continuing her studies at Gordon State to earn her Bachelor's degree in the same field. While in school, she also is a pre-k teacher at the Goddard School, and upon graduation she hopes to continue her career in early childhood education.

Cheria Frazier

Cheria is a first-year student at Savannah State University. She is studying education, and this fall she's enjoyed finding her independence on campus. Cheria also walked on to the varsity basketball team. After graduating, Cheria aims to become an eighth grade math or science teacher.