Ranzy Gammal Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Type

Academic Scholarship

Sponsored By

PMI Hampton Roads Chapter


The PMI Hampton Roads Chapter is honored to sponsor the Ranzy Gammal Memorial Scholarship in memory of Ranzy Gammal, a past president of the chapter who served two terms as a board member and passed away in November 2011 from cancer. Ranzy touched the lives of those around her in meaningful ways and is greatly missed. This memorial scholarship will be sponsored each year in the amount up to US$1,500.

Application and Notification

For more information on scholarship applications and notifications, please review the Scholarship Guidelines.


In order to be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program in project management, and/or a field that benefits from project management (i.e., architecture, science/engineering, hotel management, information technology, pharmaceutical, business administration, construction, human resources, educational administration, etc.), with the following order of priority:

  1. Any individual residing in the Hampton Roads Area, USA (see list of eligible communities below) who is attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere. Individuals residing in the following counties or cities are eligible to apply: Accomack, Chesapeake, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and York as well as zip codes in the State of North Carolina beginning with 279.
  2. Any individual residing in the State of Virginia, USA attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere.
  3. Any individual residing in the mid-Atlantic region, USA, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Virginia, New York and West Virginia, who is attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university program anywhere.

About Ranzy M. Gammal

Ranzy Gammal

Ranzy Gammal

Ranzy M. Gammal passed away peacefully at home on Thanksgiving Day in the presence of her loving family as one of her all-time favorite movies, "Miracle on 34th St." played quietly in the background. She fought a relentless seven-month battle against the Pancreatic cancer that finally proved too much even for her to overcome. She came into this world a fighter and a strong spirit and remained that way all her life. She overcame a previous bout with colon cancer and the overwhelming loss of her daughter Jordan who preceded her in death. She was a faithful servant to God her entire life, her faith was strong and unshaken up to the very end. A loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife and an adoring mother to her pride and joy her son Gabriel. She was a loyal friend to many and also became an inspiration to many who were touched by all she endured with never a complaint.

Ranzy began her professional career in IS management. In 1998, she directed her focus to project management by joining a multi-national company to run projects in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. She has helped build the inaugural PMO for a national firm headquartered in Hampton Roads and became director of a PMO for a health care management company in Virginia Beach. She is a certified PMP that has worked in the distribution, manufacturing, advertising, health care management, and local government industries. Ranzy has been a member of the PMI HR Board since 2003 and was a Chapter President. She most recently was the Director of Education and Certification. Her contributions to the chapter are too numerous to list. She touched all of our lives in meaningful ways and she will be greatly missed.

- Bio provided by the PMI Hampton Roads Chapter

Congratulations to the most recent recipient of this scholarship


Neal Azar