In 2006, Penny and Roe Stamps created merit scholarship programs for undergraduates at their alma maters, The University of Michigan and Georgia Tech. Since then, the Stamps Scholars community has grown into a national network of visionary colleges and universities. Virginia Tech has partnered with the Stamps Foundation to award multi-year scholarships that help driven and talented student leaders achieve their education and life goals.
Stamps Scholars pursue their educational interests while developing their leadership skills with merit-based financial aid, including enrichment funds, that can be used for study abroad, cultural exchanges, research projects, and other educational experiences. Stamps Scholars also join a community of more than 1370 current and graduate Scholars around the world with whom they network and share their experiences.
Virginia Tech Stamps Scholars receive funding for four years for estimated cost of attendance which includes tuition, fees, room, and board. Because these students are among the strongest in the university community, we expect great things from them. Each scholar will receive a generous enrichment fund for experiential learning opportunities, which could include undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, academic and co-curricular conferences, or a combination of opportunities. One fully-funded enrichment option is the Presidential Global Scholars program, an interdisciplinary study abroad program based in Switzerland for some of the university’s most outstanding undergraduates.
Stamps Scholars will live in student-led Honors communities with other high-achieving peers pursuing similarly rigorous courses of study, service, and personal development. All Honors residents enjoy increased individual contact with faculty and participate in enriching co-curricular functions such as dinners with award-winning faculty and guests.
The Honors College reviews all freshman applicants as potential Stamps Scholars. The application to the university serves as the application to the Stamps Scholars program; there is no separate application process. Applicants are encouraged to develop ZeeMee accounts available through the university application. Early application is strongly encouraged to allow time for consideration. The Honors College will contact candidates for Stamps and other prestigious Virginia Tech Honors College recruitment scholarships for a phone interview in March. Stamps finalists will have a final round of interviews via Skype/FaceTime with a representative from the Stamps Foundation.
"Your financial support has opened up
a new world of possibilities for me”
Jessica King, 2018 Stamps Scholar
Three incoming Virginia Tech students awarded 2016 Stamps Scholarships June 22, 2016
Stamps Leadership Scholarship helps top students pursue learning inside and outside classroom November 4, 2015
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