In 2006, philanthropists Penny and E. Roe Stamps IV began merit scholarship programs at their university alma maters. The success of those initial gifts led to partnerships with various universities across the nation, providing millions of dollars in support to high-achieving undergraduate students. The University of Connecticut is proud to be a Stamps Family Charitable Foundation partner.
Benefits of being a Stamps Scholar
- Full support (tuition, room and board, fees, books, transportation, miscellaneous)
- Funding for enrichment experiences (up to $12,000 per student)
- Guaranteed admission to UConn’s highly selective Honors Program
- Access to other opportunities such as the University Scholar Program, guidance for professional school admission (law and medicine/dental medicine), special cohort programs, support while competing for national scholarships, undergraduate research, and becoming a global citizen, just to name a few
- Membership into the national network of Stamps Scholars
Become a Stamps Scholar
To be considered for a Stamps Family Charitable Foundation scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of Connecticut
- Qualify for a Nutmeg Scholarship or Day of Pride Scholarship
- Interview with UConn Admissions staff and the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. Nutmeg and Day of Pride Scholars will be submitted for review by the University of Connecticut.
- Apply to be a Stamps Scholar!
How to use your Stamps Scholar Enrichment Award
If you have been awarded a Stamps Scholarship by UConn, you will also have access to annual Enrichment funds. Learn more about the guidelines and download an application.
How to support Stamps Scholars at UConn
Each year, the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation will provide half the cost for up to five renewable (8 semester) scholarships. The University will match those funds through gifts from private donors. Help the UConn Foundation advance this opportunity.
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