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

The 2017-18 application process for this award is now closed.

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

Cory Stillman

Cory Stillman
Film Studies, Sophomore
Newtown, PA

I’ve had many opportunities at Pitt — and a lot of them are a direct result of the network and resources available to me as a Stamps Scholar. I got involved with Pitt’s Student Government Board because another Stamps Scholar told me about opportunities there and I am now the chair of the Allocations Committee. I studied abroad in Amsterdam, learning about the Dutch TV industry. Funding from the Stamps Scholarship made that possible. I also host a sports show every week with WPTS Radio and I am a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. I feel so fortunate to have the kind of college experience and community I have here at Pitt, and I know that the Stamps Scholars network has done so much to support that for me. Pitt is a big school — we compare to many large research institutions in terms of numbers and rankings. But when it comes to feeling part of a community, Pitt is the best place to be.

Elise Foster

Elise Foster
Intended Rehabilitation Science, Music Minor, Sophomore
Philadelphia, PA

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 am currently 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.

Matt Kneis

Max Kneis
Finance/Accounting, Senior
Westchester, PA

As a Stamps Scholar, I received personalized advising and was made aware of experiential opportunities very early in my college career, which set me up for success every step of the way. The opportunities I had early on gave me the confidence and qualifications to successfully run for President of the Student Government Board. I have also been involved in Greek life through the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and I am a member of the professional business organization, Phi Beta Lambda. I worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Quantitative Methods class in Pitt Business. With support from the Stamps Scholarship, I was also able to study abroad twice. After my freshman year, I went to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong with the Pitt Plus3 Program and learned about the mobile phone industry in China. Last year, I visited Prague and Krakow to study economics in Eastern Europe. The Stamps Foundation also offers a nation-wide alumni database, which is an extremely valuable resource. Utilizing that database, I was able to connect with a Stamps Scholar alum at the Boston Consulting Group’s Atlanta office. I was offered an internship and eventually a full time job upon graduation. It’s important to recognize that with the Stamps Scholarship you have access to a network of highly driven and talented alumni all over the country.