In partnership with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, the University of Pittsburgh is proud to offer the prestigious and generous Stamps Scholarship to five incoming freshmen from Pennsylvania.

As a University of Pittsburgh Stamps Scholar, recipients will be provided with a comprehensive understanding of leadership from a domestic and global perspective.

Scholarship Details

The Stamps Scholarship is a four year undergraduate award covering:

  • Full tuition
  • Mandatory fees
  • Room and board

The scholarship also includes:

  • An allowance for books and supplies, transportation expenses, and personal costs
  • Access to an enrichment fund of up to $17,400 to be used over four years for the purpose of study abroad, unpaid internships, leadership training, research, and other academic experiences

The Stamps Scholarship is valued in excess of $150,000 over four years.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Pennsylvania residency
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full-time enrollment at the Pittsburgh campus
  • Demonstrated leadership, scholarship, service, perseverance and innovation

Application Process

Candidates must submit a completed application for admission and the PA Scholars Application no later than December 1. (Note: the PA Scholars Application need only be submitted once for both Nordenberg and Stamps Scholarships consideration.) Students who have previously submitted an application will be notified of their status no later than March 1st.

Selection Process

The University of Pittsburgh will interview up to 32 Stamps Scholarship Semifinalists by March 1. Finalists will then be interviewed by representatives of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation who will make the final selection of five recipients. Recipients of the Stamps Scholarships will be notified of their selection on or before April 1.

Scholarship Renewal Requirements

The Stamps Scholarship can be used for four years/eight semesters of full-time undergraduate study at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh campus. To renew the scholarship on an annual basis, recipients must:

  • Remain enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits per semester)
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average

Meet Some Current Scholars


Elizabeth Bina
Biology, Junior
Bangor, PA

I was drawn to the University of Pittsburgh because of the countless opportunities for research and internships with the UPMC hospitals and corporations in Pittsburgh. I have an interest in public health and volunteer with the homeless shelter run by Catholic Charities. On campus, I participated in Emerging Leaders and served on my Hall Council for Residence Life. I am currently part of the Musical Theatre Club and the National Residence Life Student Association. The Stamps Scholarship goes above and beyond a typical scholarship opportunity, with leadership training and the opportunity to join a national network of scholars. No matter where you are, there is probably a Stamps Scholar in the area. This program will benefit me beyond my time at Pitt, the skills and relationships I am building now will have an impact on my entire life and career.


Max Kneis
Finance and Accounting, Junior
Westchester, PA

As a Stamps Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, I have had the opportunity to meet many different people from all over the world. I am convinced that college is about more than just academics, it’s also about learning by doing and getting involved in the community. After participating in the Honors Living Learning Community and Emerging Leaders in my freshman year, I have met many driven students with diverse academic interests. As a Stamps Scholar, I was able to fund a trip to China with Pitt’s Plus3 program. I spent two weeks with Pitt engineering and business students visiting companies in the Chinese mobile phone industry. We met students and business people in China and learned about what it was like to live and work in a different culture. I would encourage students interested in the Stamps Scholarship to consider the value the Stamps network will hold and all the opportunities it will open up for them.


Zach Fulker
Mathematics and Economics, Junior
Shippensburg, PA

I was interested in the University of Pittsburgh because I wanted to experience an urban environment after growing up in a smaller town in Pennsylvania. I enjoy the lifestyle in Pittsburgh and at Pitt I have been able to take advantage of excellent advising and student services to successfully launch my undergraduate career. I am grateful to be a Stamps Scholar, I have found that the program helps keep me on my toes and push me to try new things. Participating in Emerging Leaders and Leadership in Action at Pitt has brought me out of my comfort zone in really beneficial ways. As part of Leadership in Action, I was able to work with fellow Pitt students to organize a social media outreach strategy for Dream Cream, a Pittsburgh ice cream parlor that helps fund local causes. If you are considering the Stamps Scholarship, I encourage you to take the time and apply. It’s worth it!


Amanda Sauter
Actuarial Mathematics and Finance, Junior
Red Lion, PA

The Stamps Scholarship is so much more than just a scholarship, it also provides access to networks that connect you with amazing people and opportunities. Pitt advisors, University Honors College staff, and Career Consultants have helped me map out a path for my time here. We also get to meet and network with other students across the country at the Stamps Scholars National Convention. I was drawn to Pitt in particular because I loved that the urban campus puts so many resources and internship opportunities within reach. Outside of my classes, I am involved in the Pitt Program Council, the Italian Club, the Actuarial Math Club, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I love how the Stamps Scholarship gives you access to this whole group of people who will encourage you as you explore many possibilities in college.