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.
Valued in excess of $150,000, 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
- Pennsylvania residency
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Full-time enrollment at the Pittsburgh campus
- Demonstrated leadership, scholarship, service, perseverance and innovation
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 submitted once for both Nordenberg and Stamps Scholarship consideration.) Students who have previously submitted an application will be notified of their status to later than March 1.
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 3.00 cumulative grade point average
Meet Some Current Scholars
Rehabilitation Science, Certificate in Psycho-Social Issues in Rehabilitation and Personal Care, Junior
I was drawn to Pitt because it offers one of the best physical therapy programs in the country. Once I visited campus, I fell in love. I remember the warm and welcoming vibe I got from my tours, meeting students here, and interviewing for the Stamps Scholarship. Other schools I visited felt like they had a strong type and you had to fit that type to feel comfortable there, but Pitt struck me as very diverse and I knew I could fit in very easily here. At Pitt, I have had the chance to explore so many of my interests. I have been a peer facilitator for a program called Emerging Leaders. I am also on the Pitt Women’s Ultimate team. I play drums for a worship team in a Christian campus ministry called Cornerstone. Stamps helped facilitate a successful start for me. I was intimidated by Pitt at first because of the size of the university, but I found that Pitt really does become small. Once I got involved on campus, it only took one month for me to start recognizing people on the street when I walked from class to class.
Spanish Major, Chemistry/Bio, Sophomore
I was drawn to Pitt because it is close to home. After I interviewed for the Stamps Scholarship and received the award, I became even more excited about Pitt. I enjoy being a part of the Stamps Scholars program because of the experiences that have been created for me and the people that I have met. The program funded a trip to Honduras with Global Medical Brigades, which was an unforgettable experience for me. I was able to be a part of something that creates changes for people in need, and I continue to be a part of that program today. From the start of my college career, I have received opportunities and valuable experience to prepare for medical school. My support system consists of my family, friends, professors, and my faith. Every day, I am given the tools to help others and pursue all of my interests without putting any of them off to the side.
Math and Statistics Major, Sophomore
The second I stepped on the Pitt campus, I knew that it was the right fit for me. The wide variety of majors and minors was a big draw for me because I knew that I could not only pursue majors in math and statistics, but I also minor in dance through the School of Education. I am part of the Pitt Dance Ensemble, which allows me to grow as an artist and build connections in the dance industry. I recently performed professionally with a pickup dance company called the Blanket, and I know I would have not had this opportunity without my connections at Pitt. I am also heavily involved with Pitt Dance Marathon (PDM) – a philanthropic student organization that raises funds year-round for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh through a 12-hour dance marathon. PDM serves a great cause and is a constant reminder to always give back to the community. The Stamps Scholarship has allowed me to explore my interests and grow as a professional. Thanks to the Stamps Scholarship, I have been able to travel to Dallas, Texas to study bilingual education and ESL in the bilingual districts of the south. Additionally, I have created a network of people who are part of the scholars program and provide valuable feedback. The University has given me so much and pushes me both academically and personally. Pitt and everyone on campus continue to inspire me every day!