Stamps Scholars are high achieving students, making significant impacts on their campuses and in their local communities. Here we celebrate those accomplishments.

May 2018 Shout Outs

  • Congratulations to Wake Forest Stamps Scholar Clay Hamilton! He was chosen to serve as a Wake Forest Fellow for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Congratulations to Wake Forest Stamps Scholar Josiah Low! He will be attending medical school at UCLA this coming fall on a Navy HPSP scholarship.
  • Congratulations to Mercer University Stamps Scholar Zac Rice! He received honorable mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Congrats to Mercer University Stamps Scholar Emily Thompson! She won the Bear Award for Campus Involvement.
  • Shout out to Mercer University Stamps Scholar Joseph Muldrew! He won the Bear Award for Campus Involvement and the Spright Dowell Award. The Spright Dowell Award for Exceptional Scholarship, Leadership and Service was created by the Mercer University circle of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society in honor of Spright Dowell who served Mercer University as its president from 1928-1953.  This award recognizes a first year student who exemplifies the leadership qualities found in each of our members.  Our members are recognized as juniors and seniors for their leadership in several categories including scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, campus government; journalism, speech, mass media; as well as creative and performing arts. An individual achieving distinction in his or her chosen profession or rendering outstanding service through leadership may be elected to honorary membership.
  • Congratulations to University of Maryland Stamps Scholar Christopher Bambic! He has been awarded the University Medal, which recognizes the most outstanding graduate of the year. Read more.
  • Congrats to University of Pittsburgh Stamps Scholar Taylor Robinson! He has been accepted into the Doris Duke Undergraduate Internship to do cancer research. 
  • Shout out to University of Pittsburgh Stamps Scholar Fiona Eichinger! She has been awarded the G. Alec Stewart Student Achievement Award and the Edison Montgomery 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Junior Prize. The Stewart Award recognize students in their junior year who are judged to best symbolize the values of the UHC and of the University generally. The Phi Beta Kappa prize is awarded to the outstanding member of the Junior Class whose program of study and attainment best exemplify the values of a liberal education as promoted by Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Congratulations to University of Maryland Stamps Scholar Donald DeAlwis! He received the NOAA Hollings Scholarship.
  • Shout out to Barry University Stamps Scholar Jeremiah Paul! He was selected as the recipient for the prestigious St. Catherine Medal award for his outstanding service and leadership, which was conferred by Barry’s President, Sister Linda Bevilacqua, at the Honors Convocation on May 4th.
  • Shout out to LSU Stamps Scholar Taylor Stirling!  He was appointed Director of Academic Affairs for our Student Government.
  • Congratulations to Washington University Stamps Scholar Natalie Geismar! She was selected as a  2018 Goldman Fellow for. This highly competitive fellowship provides $5,000 summer stipends for undergraduate students who secure unpaid internships at nonprofit, community, or governmental organizations in the St. Louis region. Through the program’s cohort experience, Goldman Fellows embark on their own individually-crafted internships while exploring St. Louis and deepening their understanding of civic engagement through weekly meetings, urban expeditions, and community events. https://gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/announcing-2018-goldman-fellows/
  • Congrats to University of Illinois Stamps Scholars Eli Karvelis, Rachel Smith, and Anish Bhattacharya! They each received a NSF fellowship to support their graduate education. Eli will be attending MIT, Rachel will be attending Stanford, Anish will be at Carnegie Mellon.
  • Congratulations to University of Illinois Stamps Scholar Rachel Smith! She was selected by a committee of Physics faculty to receive the 2018 Ernest M. Lyman Prize, an annual award honoring the outstanding senior students in physics.
  • Shout out to University of South Carolina Stamps Scholars Ellie Lord and Robert Magee! They both won the UK Summer Fulbright Institute award to travel and learn within the UK this summer.
  • Congratulations to University of South Carolina Stamps Scholar Habiba Fayyaz! She won a first place award in the psychology and neuroscience category of the university’s Discover USC, which showcases research, scholarship, leadership and creative projects by undergraduate and others from the entire University system.
  • Congrats to Georgia Tech Stamps Scholars Brian Do, Siva Manivasagam, Calvin Runnels, and Michael Van Akin! They all won NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
  • Shout out to University of South Carolina Stamps Scholar Carina Leaman! She received first place for the Undergraduate Research Award through the university library system.
  • Congratulations to University of Virginia Stamps Scholar Maddie Rita! She was named a Luce Scholar. Read more here.

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April 2018 Shout Outs

  • Congratulations to Virginia Tech Stamps Scholar Dana Mulligan! She was recently awarded the Austin Michelle Cloyd Fellowship for Social Justice. Austin was a freshman at Virginia Tech in 2007 when she was a victim of the school shooting that occurred on April 16. Dana honors Austin’s passion for social justice and has proposed a two month long service project at the Nyumbani Village in Kitui, Kenya. Using her background in Crop, Soil and Environmental Science and under the mentorship of Professor of Agronomy, Thomas Thompson, Dana will be assisting the community to identify ways to improve their farm’s productivity.
  • Shout out to Oberlin Stamps Scholar Emily Stanford! She has been awarded the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. As a member of the 50th Class of Watson Fellows Emily will travel to Australia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Madagascar, Malawi, and Panama exploring how cultural perceptions impact bat conservation. Read more.
  • Congratulations to Mercer University junior Elliza Guta! She was selected as one of 268 Newman Civic Fellows with Campus Compact, a Boston nonprofit advancing the public purposes of higher education.
  • Shout out to Mercer University Stamps Scholar Shailey Shah! She coordinated “Real Talk: Student Edition,” Mercer’s version of TED Talks that center around navigating the ups and downs of the college experience.
  • Congratulations to University of Texas Austin Stamps Scholar Jacqueline Gibson! She was selected to be a member of the Friar Society. Since 1911, the Friar Society has recognized students who have made significant contributions to the University of Texas, and it is the oldest honor society at the school. She also received the President’s Leadership award, which is awarded by the Texas Exes to six undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the student community.
  • Congrats to University of Pittsburgh Stamps Scholar Dennis Doyle! He is a recipient of the 2018 Beinecke Scholarship.
  • Shout out to Ohio State Stamps Scholar Eleni Christofides! She received a full scholarship to the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University.
  • Congrats to Mercer University Stamps Scholar Zac Rice! He is a Marshall finalist.
  • Congratulations to Stamps Scholars Guy Eroh (UGA), Corey Matyas (LSU) and Jesse Palmer (West Point)! They are recipients of the 2018 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
  • Congrats to Wake Forest Stamps alumna Angela Harper! She is a recipient of the 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
  • Shout out to South Carolina Stamps Scholar Olivia Reszczynski for her leadership in the Columbia-area community to reduce food waste and provide food to those in need by using a new app! Read more.
  • Congratulations to Mercer University Stamps Scholars Megan Hinkle, Sydney Koenig, Oge Onuh, and Anisha Massey! They were tapped to be inducted into Mercer’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Congrats to Maddy Tung (Air Force), James Brahm (Air Force), and Ashley Salgado-Padin (West Point)! They are the recipients of the 2018 Truman Scholarship.
  • Shout out to Purdue Stamps Scholar Claire Lee! She is the 2018 Flora Roberts award recipient.
  • Congratulations to Washington University Stamps Scholar Karthik Rohatgi! He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Shout out to University of Miami Stamps Scholar Sabrina Xiao! She earned The Laurel award for her work as Chair of COPE. COPE’s (Counseling Outreach Peer Education) initiative is to facilitate a connection between the University of Miami students and the Counseling Center. COPE members are a diverse group of highly motivated undergraduate students who are passionate about College Mental Health and creating programming to reduce mental health stigma.
  • Congrats to Mercer University Stamps Scholar Parker Laue! He was named a DAAD Rise Research Fellow.
  • Shout out to Frost School of Music Stamps Scholar Peter McFarland! He has been invited to participate in the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute on a full scholarship.
  • Congrats to Dartmouth Stamps Scholar Arvind Suresh! He received the Francis L. Town Scientific prize from the Biology Department at Dartmouth. He’s also been accepted to the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. During his in India, he won first prize in a music competition that was conducted by the Tharaka Mandiram Varnamalika Trust in Chennai, India.
  • Congratulations to Barry University Stamps Scholars Jeremiah Paul, Llona Kavege, Angela Duff, Janene Bottinelli, and Samantha Britz! They recently presented their research at the 10th Annual S.T.E.M. Research Symposium at Barry University.
  • Congratulations to Georgia Tech Stamps Scholars Brian Do, Siva Manivasagam, Calvin Runnels & Michael Van Akin, and Elizabethtown College Stamps Scholar Gillian Engelbrecht! They are the recipients of the 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Congrats to Oberlin College Stamps Scholar Sarah Dalgleish! she has been awarded the Charles J. Ping Award for Outstanding Service for her 2018 Winter Term project interviewing Oberlin alumni at Kendal, a local retirement home that has a high population of former Obies and Oberlin professors, as part of an oral history project. Read more.