Information for Prospective Stamps Scholars
The Stamps scholarship is equal to 100% of the value of the annual cost of tuition at Elizabethtown College. The Stamps scholarship is awarded in addition to need-based aid and any other third-party merit aid up to the total cost of attendance. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters.
Stamps scholars receive $6,000 in enrichment funds to enhance their educational experience over the course of their college career. These funds can be used for study abroad, internship support, leadership development, participation in conferences, and other qualified educational activities.
Stamps scholars are automatically admitted to the Elizabethtown College Honors Program. This gives scholars access to Honors housing, course offerings, and programming.
Stamps scholars are mentored by the Stamps Director as well as a designated Stamps Faculty Guide, a faculty member at Elizabethtown who works closely with each cohort of scholars throughout their college experience.
Community on Campus:
Stamps scholars at Elizabethtown are part of a community, gathering regularly for retreats on and off campus, to engage in service activities, for conversation over dinner with guest speakers, and informally to share with and learn from one another during their time in college.
Stamps scholars are part of a national network of highly talented and ambitious Stamps scholars from approximately dozens of Stamps institutions across the country. These scholars come together every two years for the Stamps Scholars National Convention. Stamps institutions frequently host regional conferences supported by the Strive Foundation that provide additional leadership development and networking opportunities to Stamps scholars.
Stamps scholars are selected based on their scholarship, leadership potential, commitment to service, and innovation. Stamps scholars must also be US Citizens or permanent residents. All students who submit a complete application to Elizabethtown College by January 15 are considered for the scholarship. Applicants are evaluated with respect to all the criteria described below.
|Scholarship||Performs at an outstanding level of academic achievement as evidenced through grades and/or standardized test scores
Engaged in academic pursuits by taking the most challenging curriculum offered and/or engaging in research, internship, or work
Exhibits intellectual curiosity
|Leadership Potential||Takes initiative, whether through formal or informal leadership roles
Develops leadership ability over time
Inspires others to action
|Commitment to Service||Engages in service beyond requirements
Committed to service through significant and/or sustained time investment
Exhibits empathy and caring attitude
|Innovation||Desires to make change in the world
Discusses ambitious goals that reflect novel ideas
Willing to take risks
January 15 - Deadline to submit complete application to the College. No separate application is required to be considered for the Stamps scholarship. Standardized test scores and an Admissions interview are strongly recommended but not required.
February – Approximately 20 semi-finalists will be invited for Stamps interviews with Elizabethtown Stamps Program Director and affiliated faculty
March 1 – Approximately 10 finalists will be invited for a Stamps interview with Strive Foundation. If you have not been contacted by March 1st, you are no longer being considered for the Stamps scholarship.
April 1 – Winners of the Stamps Scholarship will be notified by the Elizabethtown Stamps Program Director
May 1 – Deadline to accept scholarship