Meet the Stamps Scholars


Class of 2021

  Ajitha Chivukula ’21, majoring in Biology, is known by peers and faculty alike as a vivacious, funny yet dedicated young woman, interested in languages, literature and science. Her driving intellectual passion is the pursuit of medicine. Her goal: “To advance the discovery of effective cures or treatments for conditions such as Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) and diffuse astrocytomas is my purpose in choosing medicine for a career.”
  Calvin Colby ’21, is pursuing his interests in math skills in the Mechanical Engineering program. A Governor’s Scholar and recipient of the Princeton Book Award, he was President of Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society at his high school and commissioner of a fantasy football league – learning relationship, leadership and negotiating skills in an intense competitive environment.
  Christopher Jacobs ’21, a Computer Science & Engineering major with a passion for solving puzzles, he was a founder of the AAE Challenge Club, an A-Team member of the Capitol Area Math League and took part in a two-year internship at the Connecticut Science Center where one of his exhibits is on display.
  Edouard Quiroga ’21, has a passion for languages (French, Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese) and engineering. He applied to and was accepted to the prestigious Cooper Union Summer STEM Camp, where he helped design, build and test parts of their Formula SAE car. His ambition to design and build automobiles, preferably in Europe, led him to the Mechanical Engineering program here at UConn.

Class of 2020

  Jonah Garcia ’20 is an avid musician who initially thought he would pursue a career in the sciences. Upon arriving at UConn, he discovered how exhilarating the world of professional music is and he is now pursuing a major in music education. He was selected to participate in the prestigious choral program with the King’s Singers in London in the summer of 2017 and will take what he learned there and apply it to his future music teaching career.
Maura Oei ’20 is studying Actuarial Science-Finance with future ambition to pursue an MBA after she attains her Fellowship for the Society of Actuaries. As a Stamps Scholar, she has been able to participate in an internship program in Hartford and pursue study abroad at University College Dublin in Ireland.
  Sarah Schatz ’20 has ambitions to be a respected and influential businesswoman, able to make a positive impact on the world by utilizing her studies in Accounting in the School of Business. A member of Delta Sigma Pi and active in community service, she is interested in UConn’s service-learning trips that prepare students for lifelong social action.

Class of 2019

Eric Pan Eric Pan ’19 is studying biomedical engineering as part of the Special Program in Medicine at UConn, and has plans to attend medical school. Eric looks forward to becoming involved in research as well as in clubs, and hopes to study abroad as a Stamps Scholar. An avid percussionist and piano player, Eric also enjoys a relaxing run or an intense match of tennis.
Sricharan Kadimi Sricharan Kadimi ’19 is fascinated every day by the wonders of modern science, medicine, and mathematics. Studying chemical engineering and looking forward to medical school, he is continuing to explore scientific research. A member of the Special Program in Medicine, Sricharan hopes to advance his skills as an EMT by volunteering locally and abroad. He also is an accomplished runner and violist.

Class of 2018

Bridget Mary Oei Bridget Mary Oei ’18 is interested in studying environmental and biomedical sustainability, and potentially heading to medical school. As a Stamps Scholar, Bridget looks forward to developing leadership skills and studying abroad. Bridget is active in the arts as an accomplished Irish and classical ballet dancer and teacher, a fiddler, violinist and pianist. Bridget also sails and surfs.
Annie Maclachlan Annie Maclachlan ’18, salutatorian of her high school class, wants to graduate from the Neag School of Education special education program. She led her school’s Best Buddies club and has been a volunteer docent school teacher, a peer counselor and a youth board of directors member for a local nonprofit youth and family services bureau. Annie also is a clarinetist, dancer and horseback rider.

Class of 2017

Ashwini Joshi Ashwini Joshi ’17 dreams of attending medical school. She is studying biomedical engineering and plans to use some of her funding to study abroad in France. This high school valedictorian, community volunteer, student leader and athlete chose UConn because of the Honors Program, Stamps Scholarship, and undergraduate research opportunities.


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