What We Do

We are a nationally prestigious merit scholarship program and community that helps exceptional students become meaningful leaders throughout society.

The first Stamps Scholars programs launched in 2006 at the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech, and since then, the program has grown to nearly 40 schools across the country. In 2016, over 260 Stamps Scholarship recipients will join our community of more than 1000 Stamps Scholars.

Stamps Scholars are among the recipients of other prestigious awards, including Rhodes, Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall and National Science Foundation scholarships.

Scholars receive annual awards that range from $69,000 to $5,000 (four-year awards total an average of $275,000 – $20,000) with additional funds for enrichment activities such as study abroad, academic conferences, and leadership training. The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and partner schools evenly share the costs of the awards.


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 Family Charitable Foundation has fostered a national community of prestigious colleges and universities, awarding multi-year merit scholarships to the brightest minds across the country.