ATLANTA – FEBRUARY 15, 2016 – United States Naval Academy Midshipman Zac Dannelly has been awarded one of 35 Gates Cambridge Scholarships to continue his education at England’s University of Cambridge. The prestigious postgraduate scholarship, established through a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has previously been awarded to Scholars from 103 countries and 600 universities including more than 200 schools in the US.

Dannelly plans to seek a Master in Philosophy in Technology Policy at Cambridge’s Judge Business School.

Dannelly is the first Stamps Scholar to be awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and joins other Stamps Scholars who have previously received nationally prestigious academic awards including the Marshall, Rhodes, Fulbright, Schwarzman and Goldwater Scholarships.


About Stamps Scholars and the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation

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 nationwide network of colleges and universities. The Stamps Foundation awards multi-year scholarships to driven and talented student leaders to help them achieve their education and life goals.
Learn more at

Contact: James E. Lee (