ATLANTA, GEORGIA – June 10, 2022 – The 17th class of Stamps Scholars includes 247 top students who will attend 31 partner universities across the US and the UK. Selected from over 413,000 applications, these Scholars are passionate about tackling national and global challenges while making impacts on their campuses and for their communities.
Stamps Scholars are chosen for their academic excellence, leadership experience, dedication to service, and exceptional character. The value of Stamps Scholarships for the new class of Scholars over their time in school is worth up to approximately $40.5 million.
At most partner universities, the Stamps Scholarship covers up to the total estimated cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study and also includes enrichment funds that Scholars can use for academic and professional development, ranging from study abroad to internships to independent research. In recent years, Stamps Scholars have used their funds for experiences such as conducting scientific research in Antarctica, volunteering at a shelter in Peru, studying abroad in Jordan, and attending a medical Spanish program in Ecuador. Rising juniors at several colleges and universities can apply for Stamps Scholarships as well; these partners include the US Military Academy, the US Naval Academy, the US Air Force Academy, the University of Chicago, and Dartmouth College.
Perhaps the most special benefit of the Stamps Scholarship is the opportunity for Scholars to network with an international community of peers and alumni–from regional conferences and informal meet-ups hosted by partner schools, to the biennial Stamps Scholars National Convention, taking place in spring 2023 in Atlanta, GA, at the birthplace of the Stamps Scholars Program, the Georgia Institute of Technology.
“Through our partnerships with these great universities and colleges, we are able to support some truly outstanding young people as they pursue their goals. By creating community among them via our conventions and networking events, we help them connect with others across the country and around the world with similar goals and aspirations. This year’s group of new students join us at a time when our alumni network has grown stronger and more capable to be leaders in innovation across STEM, humanities, business, and other fields,” said Roe Stamps, founder and chairman of the Stamps Scholars Program.
Staying in touch with the Stamps alumni network beyond graduation offers many benefits to current Scholars, including one-on-one mentorships with alumni who are professionals in the workforce, as well as virtual panels and Q&A sessions regarding graduate programs, career building, and fellowships.
Stamps Scholars are among the recipients of prestigious awards including Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Knight-Hennessy, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and Schwarzman Scholarships. Stamps alumni work with top companies and organizations such as Google, Goldman Sachs, and NASA as employees or entrepreneurs, and they pursue graduate degrees at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of Cambridge.
About the Stamps Scholars Programs
In 2006, Penny and Roe Stamps created merit scholarship programs for undergraduates at their alma maters – the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech. Penny Stamps passed away in December 2018, yet her legacy continues through the Stamps Scholars community, which has grown into an international network with almost 2,900 Scholars and alumni. Find out more at stampsscholars.org.
For more information, contact
Director of Communications and Scholar Experience
Stamps Scholars Programs