Meet the Stamps Scholars
Meet some of E-town's finest- recipients of the Stamps Scholarship. These students truly exemplify our motto of being a "bigger part of the world" and they are living out their dreams through the Stamps Scholarship. Check these scholars out!
"The generosity and reputation of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation was a significant
factor in my decision to attend Elizabethtown College. I am excited to reap the benefits of the program
over my four years and maximize my collegiate experience."
- Gates Failing '16
Gates Failing '16At Elizabethtown, I am studying biology and have continued with many of my high school interests. I am a member of the student government along with a mentoring program that pairs college freshmen with high school first years from the local Milton Hershey School. I have been impressed with the challenging and rewarding education that I have received thus far. The generosity and reputation of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation was a significant factor in my decision to attend Elizabethtown College. I am excited to reap the benefits of the program over my four years and maximize my collegiate experience. The opportunities and relationships that I will build as a Stamps scholar will be invaluable to my future pursuits.
Alicia Froh '16Since starting at Elizabethtown as an Actuarial Science major, I have joined the Called to Lead leadership program, Math Club, Link: Connecting College Students with the Autism Community, Circle K, and Emotion, the college dance group. Because of the Stamps enrichment fund I was able to attend the Stamp leadership conference at University of Illinois in Fall 2012 which was an incredible experience because I got to network with Stamp scholars from around the country. Through the Stamps program, my fellow scholarship recipients, and the Elizabethtown faculty, I know I will be pushed to my full potential during my years at Elizabethtown and use what I learn to serve and better others in the community.
Josh Ruszala '16I have kept my passion for science and music alive at Elizabethtown College, majoring in biochemistry while singing in Phalanx, the school’s all-male a capella group, the local community chorus, and Elizabethtown’s concert choir, which is traveling to Brazil in the summer of 2013 for tour. I am also a member of the Honors program and Noir, the diversity club on campus, and will be working as a mentor for incoming students in the Momentum program. I am incredibly grateful to be a recipient of the Stamps Scholarship, because it has allowed me to attend a school where I not only fit in, but am able to achieve my full potential. Thanks to the Stamps Foundation, I can afford to study the things that fascinate me while I mature as an individual and shape my plans for the future.
Matthew Shenk '16After my senior year of high school I chose to take a gap-year in which I spent the summer cycling across America in an effort to raise money for MS. I spent that academic year abroad volunteering for the Free Burma Rangers, an organization based in Thailand that performs relief efforts throughout the war-zones of Burma. This time abroad greatly contributed to my interest in studying International Business here at Elizabethtown. At Elizabethtown, I have continued my running career on the cross country and track teams. Being a part of the Stamps Scholars program has provided me with a great number of resources which help to further learning outside of the classroom. I have also been provided with the opportunity to meet famous speakers or presenters who come to campus.
David Boretti '15I was born in Garmisch, Germany, came to Elizabethtown from Crofton, MD, and attended high school at Archbishop Spalding. I am an Engineering major, on the soccer team and in the Honors program. I have joined the leadership program, Called to Lead, that combines leadership skills with community service and learning. Through the Stamps Scholarship, my fellow recipients at Elizabethtown and I have a chance to blaze a trail for everyone that will follow us in the program at this school. We have been blessed with countless opportunities and chances to learn both inside and outside of the classroom and to pursue our life goals while also helping others and impacting other people’s lives.
Amy Wagner '15“Being a Stamps Scholar allowed me to begin research at my home institution earlier than I otherwise may have, which made me more competitive for this summer research position,” she said, adding that she believes Georgia Tech’s own Stamps Scholarship program helped her employers to recognize her potential. Looking to the future, Amy said she plans to “continue to explore research areas through other internships and job shadowing opportunities.” Even though she is considering graduate school, and found her time at Georgia Tech to be particularly insightful in that respect, she is the most eager to get involved on industrial side of biochemistry: “At this point, I want my career to be outside of academia, so I need to explore those opportunities so that I can gain a clearer vision of where I want to be in the future.” No matter where that takes her, Amy’s quest for insight is sure to yield remarkable progress.
Tamara Eichelberger '15I am majoring in Sociology-Anthropology and with a minor in History and German. Since I first arrived at E-town I have become a peer mentor, give tutoring sessions for writing, and also give tours to prospective students as an admissions office tour guide. I am also president of the Alpha Lambda Delta chapter and a member of the school’s dance club, Emotion. The Stamps Scholarship has opened up many opportunities for me. I have traveled to Phoenix, AZ for the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference in 2011 and also to Champaign, IL for a Stamps Scholars Leadership Conference in 2012. The scholarship has also helped me to achieve my dream of studying abroad.