Willa Wang
University of Chicago

Degree: BA in Economics

How did the Stamps Scholarship help shape your undergraduate experience?
The Stamps Scholarship provided an incredible opportunity for me to attend the University of Chicago and pursue numerous opportunities in college. Through the Stamps Scholarship, I was able to study abroad, attend business conferences, and meet diverse individuals. The community and opportunities that the Stamps Foundation has provided have truly shaped my time in college and will continue to impact me even after graduation.

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your freshman self?
Definitely branch out in elective courses earlier!

Who has had the greatest impact on you throughout your college career and how so?
It’s difficult to say just one individual. I’ve had great professors, mentors, and friends throughout college, and my family has continually been a wonderful source of support and advice.

What’s your favorite Stamps Scholar memory?
Attending the Stamps Scholars Convention in Atlanta is my favorite memory. I loved meeting other scholars from different schools around the country. The convention really built a tangible sense of community.

What comes next?
After graduation, I will be working in finance in New York.

Please share your favorite inspirational quote.
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ‚Äì Maya Angelou