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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI'S STAMPS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Each year, the University of Miami selects a handful of exceptional and academically accomplished high school students to become Stamps Leadership Scholars and receive the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship—the University's
most selective and prestigious academic scholarship award.

University of Miami Stamps Leadership Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study at UM, which includes the following:
  full tuition and fees
room and board
textbooks
an enrichment stipend for research, study abroad, service, and/or leadership development (worth    approximately $12,000), which can include an array of opportunities such as international travel, research,    academic and/or co-curricular conferences, outdoor leadership programs, or internships
attendance at the bi-annual Stamps Scholars National Convention and access to a growing network of    Stamps Scholars at 37 universities nationwide
Stamps Leadership Scholars Orientation at the start of the academic year
Stamps Leadership Scholars educational and leadership programs and opportunities during the academic    year

How to Apply

Prospective scholars must apply as freshman applicants to the University of Miami under either the early decision or early action option (by November 1). There is no separate application required to be considered for the Stamps Scholarship - early decision and early action applicants are automatically considered when they apply for early admission to UM.

Selection Process
Selected candidates for the Stamps Scholarship are invited to participate in the Stamps Scholarship Weekend at the University of Miami. During this weekend program, candidates partake in a personal interview with UM professors and current students. Scholarship candidates and their families learn about the unique educational and leadership opportunities available to the best and brightest students at the University of Miami. They also learn about the University of Miami's interest-driven education, meet both current and other prospective student scholars, and attend a special scholarship dinner. After the interview, a selection committee identifies finalists whom they recommend to receive the Stamps Scholarship based on the students' overall achievement and performance during the interview. Finalists participate in an additional interview with Mr. Roe Stamps, and the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation determines which finalists receive the scholarship.

History
Beginning in 2006 at their alma maters, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Georgia Tech, Penny and Roe Stamps created merit scholarship programs for undergraduates. The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation expanded its reach with similar programs at the University of Miami in 2009, and in 2010 to Barry University, Caltech, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and UCLA. Since then, the list of schools has more than doubled to include University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, and Washington University in St. Louis to name a few.

For more information on Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., please visit:
http://www.stampsfoundation.org