Lee Ramsey Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Lee Richardson Ramsey was a brilliant student with a passion for chemistry. Shortly after graduating from the SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (where he earned a Rensselaer Medal), he began conducting research in Furman’s Chemistry Department. Lee was very interested in synthetic chemistry hoped to develop new medicines to treat humanity’s most devastating diseases. At the time of his death, he had already made a significant contribution to science. He is a co-author on two scientific publications with a third under review. Lee loved chess, cross-country running and marksmanship. He wrote a poem in Mandarin and his calligraphy was excellent because of his talent in art. He was smart and funny, tender hearted and mischievous, brave and strong willed. His search was for the underlying truth in all things. Lee was in the Furman class of 2006.
The memorial scholarship was established to honor Lee’s interest in science and his love for undergraduate research at Furman University. It is a permanent endowment, with income providing a summer research opportunity for recent high-school graduates planning to attend Furman and major in the sciences or for Freshmen Chemistry majors. Graduates of the SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics are given priority, but other students are eligible.
The Ramsey family is grateful to Lee’s many classmates, friends, and professors who have already added contributions to this memorial scholarship. If you would like to contribute to this memorial and support the development of young students into scientists, please follow this link:
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