Our Alumni

Christopher Bambic `18, University of Maryland

Christopher Bambic `18, University of Maryland

“The main thing the Stamps Scholarship has done is give me the freedom to explore opportunities even when they don’t seem possible. The Stamps Scholarship allowed me to pick my own pace and always embrace any opportunity that arose.”

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Cody Halquist `14, University of Michigan

Cody Halquist `14, University of Michigan

“Through the Stamps Conventions and playing music with other Stamps Scholars, I learned how to network. I learned how to be a professional person, as well as a professional musician. The Stamps Scholarship gave me a much expanded worldview that I probably wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.”

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Wesley Kelly, University of Chicago

Wesley Kelly, University of Chicago

“I want to work for a technology company where I feel like I’m making a difference in the world, having an impact as well as being in the right type of environment with people who are pushing me to challenge myself.”

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Nicole Hadler, Naval Academy

Nicole Hadler, Naval Academy

“Growing up and even in high school and college and right now, I’ve always done volunteer work and activities with kids and found it to be really rewarding.”

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Nik Kaufman, University of Florida

Nik Kaufman, University of Florida

“I’ve always loved a challenge, whether it be hiking the steps at Machu Picchu or learning an obscene amount of material to become a doctor. I want to be challenged to rise to the occasion to see what I can do and how far I can go.”

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Evan Zavada, University of Michigan

Evan Zavada, University of Michigan

“It’s no secret that being a musician is not always the most lucrative profession, but the support from the Stamps Foundation allowed me to focus on hustling and going after my goals without having to worry about paying off student loans.”

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Katherine Lin , Purdue University

Katherine Lin , Purdue University

Bringing the Latest Technological Advances to Healthcare By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Purdue University Stamps Scholar Katherine Lin plans to work in medicine to give back and experience a variety of cultural perspectives on health while exploring the forefront of...

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Arianne Urban, University of Miami

Arianne Urban, University of Miami

At the Intersection of Art and Healing By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Through combining music and meditation, University of Miami graduate Arianne Urban wants to bring empathy and humanity to the forefront of her work as an artist. Growing up in Miami, Urban was introduced...

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Taylor Strumwasser, Caltech

Taylor Strumwasser, Caltech

The Journey to Building a Game and Mobile App Company By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank California Institute of Technology graduate Taylor Strumwasser is designing the next generation of games and phone apps personalized for small businesses. Strumwasser grew up in Carlsbad,...

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Amy Zhang, Dartmouth

Amy Zhang, Dartmouth

Where Art and Science Meet By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Dartmouth College alumna Amy Yun Zhang is continuing her Stamps-funded project exploring connections between biology and visual art. Zhang grew up in New Jersey and enjoyed drawing, nature documentaries, and...

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Javier Salas, University of Miami

Javier Salas, University of Miami

Helping Athletes Manage Their Wealth By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Since retiring from professional baseball, University of Miami graduate Javier Salas is excited to use his background in accounting to educate athletes on making smart financial decisions. Salas grew up in...

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Dondei Dean, Dartmouth College

Dondei Dean, Dartmouth College

“Telling a story” Through Art and Activism By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Building on her Stamps-funded documentary on her university’s first female students of color, recent Dartmouth College graduate Dondei Dean plans to combine her passions for art and social justice....

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Julia Weiss, University of Illinois

Julia Weiss, University of Illinois

A Background in Business to Help Colleges Grow By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank University of Illinois Stamps Scholar Julia Weiss’s college experience was so impactful that she now uses her background in business and marketing to help higher education institutions around the...

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Selena Zhou, UCLA

Selena Zhou, UCLA

Providing Medical Care in Underserved Communities By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank University of California, Los Angeles Stamps Scholar Selena Zhou wants to use her medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to become a physician and help low-income...

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Vidush Mukund, Berkeley

Vidush Mukund, Berkeley

Where Engineering Meets Life Science University of California, Berkeley Stamps alum Vidush Mukund plans to pursue a career in the fields where engineering meets the life sciences, such as brain-machine interfaces (BMI), biomimetic robotics, and biosensor systems....

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Anthony Bruno, University of Illinois

Anthony Bruno, University of Illinois

Making an Impact through Biomedical Engineering and Education By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank As a medical device analyst at Procured Health, a Chicago-based health-tech startup, University of Illinois Stamps Scholar alumnus Anthony Bruno plans to translate science and...

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