The University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Darden is the graduate business school of the University of Virginia, founded in Charlottesville in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. The Darden School’s mission is to improve the world by developing and inspiring responsible leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences.

Darden delivers the best education experience in the U.S. (The Economist, 2011-19) through its high-engagement learning environment, which is distinguished by the case study method, top-ranked faculty and a tight-knit, collaborative community of mutual support.

Stamps Fellowship

The generosity of the Stamps Scholars Program enables Darden to attract the world’s most promising future leaders to the School. The Stamps Scholars Program, in partnership with the Darden School, provides up to five full tuition scholarships each year in addition to a $5,000 enrichment fund to support research, case competitions and conference attendance. Stamps Fellows are also eligible for Darden’s Batten Foundation Worldwide Scholarship program. Students are selected for the Stamps Fellowship Awards on the basis of merit and their record of exemplifying such core values as leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service and innovation.

Above and beyond a superb record of academic and/or business achievement, those nominated for a Stamps Fellowship demonstrate a superior level of readiness to share their perspectives in the classroom, get involved with the School, the University of Virginia and the surrounding community and make an overall leadership impact on society.

Students who are offered admission to the Darden School are automatically considered for the Stamps Fellowship. Potential candidates will be invited to compete for the fellowships by Darden.

The Stamps Fellowship is not just a scholarship, but rather an opportunity to pursue educational experiences beyond the classroom and to network with the broader community of distinguished Stamps Scholars.

For more information on the Darden application process, please visit the Darden Admissions homepage.

Office of Admissions

Tel: +1-434-924-7281 or 800-UVA-MBA1