The 13th class of Stamps Scholars includes 230 top 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.
Delara Aryan, a Canyon Crest Academy graduate, has been awarded the Stamps Scholarship and will attend the University of Southern California beginning in the fall of 2018. She plans to study electrical engineering.
Stamps Scholars are chosen 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 up to 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 the 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 also 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 also supports scholarships for current students at several colleges and universities.
Stamps Scholars benefit from a national network of peers and 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 significant contributions to their local campuses and communities around the world, and for many, the Stamps Scholarship allows them to study at the top colleges for their career path.
Stamps Scholars are among the recipients of prestigious awards including Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and Schwarzman Scholarships. Stamps alumni are working with top companies and organizations such as Google, Goldman Sachs, and NASA and are pursuing graduate degrees at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the 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.”
Meet the scholars at www.stampsfoundation.org/yearbook