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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 Strive 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.

Freshmen applicants to Virginia Tech who have indicated an interest in the Honors College on their undergraduate application may apply for the Stamps Scholarship. Applicants will need to complete the Stamps Scholarship application on VT’s Scholarship Central by the posted deadline each year. The Honors College will contact selected candidates for a virtual interview with the faculty scholarship committee. Finalists will have another virtual interview with a representative from the Stamps Foundation.

Virginia Tech Stamps Scholars volunteering on top of a  top deck of a parking garage to build 24 beds for children in the New River Valley with a national nonprofit organization called Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP).
Virginia Tech Stamps Scholars give back by building beds for kids in the New River Valley by teaming up with the national nonprofit organization called Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP).

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Virginia Tech Stamps Scholars:

2018
Andrew Perry, General Engineering
Ashley Barlow, Business

2017
Abina Baral, Clinical Neuroscience & Psychology
James Burke, Material Science Engineering
Justin Chacko, Mechanical Engineering
Natasha Doshi, Clinical Neuroscience and Biology
Sengal Ghidewon-Abay, Electrical Engineering

2016
Casey Jung, Mechanical Engineering; Member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
Grant McMillan,  Biological Systems Engineering
Dana Mulligan, Crop & Soil Science

2015
Grant Briers, Finance
Anna Broshkevitch, Biochemistry & Microbiology
Aimee Maurais, Mathematics, Physics & CMDA
Jake Norton, Industrial Systems Engineering
Rebecah Storms, Mathematics & Music Performance

2014
Galina Belolipetski, Computer Science & Music Composition
Jessica King, Communications & International Studies
Wolfe Glick, CMDA & Economics
Moira Miller, Physics & Spanish