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Jacob Bieker, University of Oregon

Jacob Bieker, University of Oregon

  Photo by: Wendy Gregory Jacob Bieker Combines Physics and Computer Science to Reach for the Stars. Because of his family,  Jacob Bieker’s passion for science started young. Growing up, he read the physics papers his mother and grandfather wrote as...

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Megan Zahneis, Miami University

Megan Zahneis, Miami University

  "I know what it's like to be different from everyone else around you, to overcome obstacles, to confront adversity." That's the opening line in then- 14-year-old Megan Zahneis' essay for Major League Baseball. It's an essay about struggle, perseverance and...

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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, University of Oregon

Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, University of Oregon

 Can colleges teach future journalists not to plagiarize? Whenever my fellow journalism students and I go to a lecture or conference about the industry, we play a little bingo game. Points are awarded for mentions of the following events: Rolling Stone’s UVA sexual...

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Ashwini Joshi, Univ. of Connecticut

Ashwini Joshi, Univ. of Connecticut

  Ashwini Joshi is Highlighted in UConn Magazine. For biomedical engineering major and aspiring physician Ashwini Joshi ’17 (ENG), substantial scholarship support has offered immeasurable opportunities to grow not only as a successful UConn student, but also as a...

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Kaydren Orcutt, Mercer University

Kaydren Orcutt, Mercer University

  Featured below is a Q & A interview with recent Barry Goldwater recipient Kaydren Orcutt. She shares her passion for studying chemistry in an effort to help global communities. Where are you from and what high school did you attend? I’m from Mt. Pleasant,...

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Cory Zeller, Mercer University

Cory Zeller, Mercer University

  Featured below is a recent Q & A with Stamps Leadership Scholar Cory Zeller from Mercer University. He shares his passion for helping others, especially within the LGBT community. Where are you from and what high school did you attend? I'm from...

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Ashwini Joshi, Univ. of Connecticut

Ashwini Joshi, Univ. of Connecticut

  Ashwini Joshi Chooses UConn Thanks to Scholarship. Thanks to the Stamps Leadership Scholarship—which provides a gift match for donations and full financial support for extraordinary students—a co-valedictorian can study abroad, participate in research...

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Eric Deng, Univ. of Southern California

Eric Deng, Univ. of Southern California

  Eric Deng Works to Improve Racecar Aerodynamics. USC Viterbi freshman Eric Deng’s intellectual curiosity has opened the doors for new and exciting opportunities. After demonstrating remarkable leadership skills, community involvement and a passion to innovate,...

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Tamara Eichelberger, Elizabethtown

Tamara Eichelberger, Elizabethtown

Digging into the Past: Stamps Scholar Eichelberger Explores Ireland's Past. Senior Tamara Eichelberger spent the summer of 2014 abroad in Ireland to further her studies in Sociology-Anthropology. There, in the Emerald Isle, the senior used part of her Stamps stipend...

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Sarah Vogts, UT Austin

Sarah Vogts, UT Austin

  For the Love of the Bassoon. Very few people find their life’s calling at age 7. Sarah Vogts is one of them. When Sarah Vogts was a second-grader in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, she watched a group of older classmates perform in a band concert in the school gym....

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Treva Tam, University of Georgia

Treva Tam, University of Georgia

  Treva Tam Interns in Istanbul, Turkey. Second-year Foundation Fellow and Stamps Scholar Treva Tam’s “bucket list” includes visiting all seven continents, and she has a nice head start, having planted her flag on four continents. But it’s likely few...

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Hannah Mary Reiss, University of Georgia

Hannah Mary Reiss, University of Georgia

Source: UGA Foundation Fellows Hannah Mary Reiss Conducts Research in Stem Cell Lab. As a genetics major, second-year Foundation Fellow and Stamps Scholar Hannah Reiss is right where she wants to be. The Decatur native is conducting research in the stem cell lab of...

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Tamara Eichelberger, Elizabethtown

Tamara Eichelberger, Elizabethtown

  Tamara Eichelberger Studies Abroad in Germany. Stamps Leadership Scholar Tamara Eichelberger spent the spring and summer term taking on the challenges of studying abroad and learning the many valuable lessons that come with the experience — both inside and...

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Rand Pope, University of Georgia

Rand Pope, University of Georgia

Rand Pope Plans to Work to Cure Paralysis. Foundation Fellow and Stamps Scholar Rand Pope has a specific and ambitious goal for his future. “I plan to pursue an MD/PhD to become a spinal neurosurgeon and work to cure paralysis,” Rand says. “The research I want to do...

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Meredith Paker, University of Georgia

Meredith Paker, University of Georgia

Meredith Paker Studies International Conflict at Oxford. Second-year Foundation Fellow and Stamps Scholar Meredith Paker has never been one to shy away from a challenge, and she proved it by her choice of coursework last May while with her Foundation Fellows...

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Sandip Minhas, University of Georgia

Sandip Minhas, University of Georgia

Sandip Minhas Serves on Board of Be The Match. Foundation Fellow and Stamps Scholar Sandip Minhas is a pre-med student who is already helping to make positive improvements in the lives of many people. Sandip is an executive board member of the UGA chapter of Be The...

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Katie Lovejoy, University of Georgia

Katie Lovejoy, University of Georgia

Katie Lovejoy is Looking to Modify the Current Microfinance Model When Foundation Fellow and Stamps Scholar Katie Lovejoy’s academic career comes to an end, there’s little doubt that she’ll make an investment in – and a huge impact on – the people and communities she...

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