Paige Phillips, of Victor, recently joined the 13th class of Stamps scholars, which includes 230 students from across the country attending 30 partner universities.
Selected from almost 300,000 applications, these scholars have diverse academic interests such as medicine, education, engineering, history, public policy and visual and performing arts.
Phillips plans to study actuarial science this fall at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.
Stamps scholars are selected for their academic excellence, leadership experience and exceptional character. The value of Stamps scholarships to the new class of scholars over their time in school is worth approximately $36 million.
“Given its selectivity and benefits, the Stamps Scholarship has become one of the most prestigious scholarships for high school seniors,” said Don Bishop, associate vice president for enrollment at University of Notre Dame. “The Stamps scholarships have become one of the most important and attractive offerings among our merit programs.”
At many partner universities, the Stamps Scholarship covers the total estimated cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study, and includes an enrichment fund that scholars can use for academic and professional development, ranging from study abroad to internships to independent research. The Stamps Foundation supports scholarships for current students at several colleges and universities.
Stamps scholars benefit from a national network of peers, as well as the opportunity to attend biennial conventions and other events where scholars gather together and learn from recognized community leaders.
Stamps scholars are known for their contributions to their local campuses and communities around the world. For many, the Stamps Scholarship allows them to study at the top colleges for their career path.
Stamps scholars are among the recipients of awards including Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman and Schwarzman scholarships. Stamps alumni are working with companies and organizations such as Google, Goldman Sachs and NASA, and are pursuing graduate degrees at institutions such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and University of Oxford.
“Through our strong partnerships with 40 exceptional colleges and universities across the country, we take great pride in our support of these remarkable young people,” said Roe Stamps, founder and chairman of the Stamps Foundation. “When we meet them, we so often hear about their deeply personal ambitions, which might be in music, science, design, business or medicine. Penny and I love to learn about their unique goals, as we know that they, as Stamps scholars, will have the financial support to pursue their ambitious aspirations. They will also benefit from the Stamps community, both on their campus and through the national network of scholars, as well as from advice from faculty and alumni at their chosen university.”
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