Between 250 and 300 current and former Stamps Scholars and administrators from the 24 colleges and universities who have partnered with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation are invited biennially to attend a weekend-long convention called the Stamps Scholars National Convention (SSNC), hosted on a university campus.
With broad themes of leadership and exploring critical issues, the SSNC is thought-provoking and engaging. The vision is for Stamps Scholars from across the United States to learn concepts that they will be able to incorporate into their own lives and share with students in their own university communities.
The weekend convention usually begins on a Friday evening with dinner and activities. Saturday’s sessions focus on networking and collaboration, community service, leadership, teamwork and creative problem solving. Facilitators for Saturday’s programs include notable business and community leaders and distinguished professors and researchers. Following a festive dinner Saturday night, a talent show featuring extraordinary Stamps Scholars often takes place.
The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation provides funding for the cost of the convention, including transportation and hotel.
The next Stamps Scholars National Convention 2013 will be hosted by the University of Michigan the weekend of April 5-7, 2013. Specific details concerning travel and hotel accommodations will be announced later this year.