STAMPS SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Mercer University is a selected partner institution of the prestigious Stamps Scholars Program, funded by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Each year, Mercer selects five members from the first-year class as the University’s incoming Stamps Scholars. These students are among the highest achieving applicants in the University’s entering class.
The Stamps Scholars Program emphasizes the students’ initiative, from engaging in philanthropic efforts worldwide to conducting research and demonstrating a passion for improving local communities. Mercer's Stamps Scholars embody both academic achievement and effective leadership.
STAMPS SCHOLARS BENEFITS
- Full Tuition and Fees
- Room and Board
- Apple iPad
- Up to $16,000 Enrichment Stipend over four years (to support Study Abroad, Undergraduate Research, Unpaid Internships, Conference Fees and Travel, etc.)
- U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
- Submission of application for admission and all supporting documents by October 15
- Demonstration of leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service to humankind, and innovation
Eligible accepted students are invited to Mercer University’s Macon campus for the Presidential Scholarship Weekend, November 30-December 1, 2018. Students must interview in-person at this event to be considered for the Stamps Scholars Program. A select number of candidates will move forward to interview with the Mercer University Stamps Committee in January. Students selected by the Committee will interview with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mercer University will notify the five scholarship recipients of their selection as Stamps Scholars.
Stephen P. Karafa
Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Stamps Scholars Program Coordinator
Send Materials To:
Office of University Admissions
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Stamps Scholars Highlights
SARAH GRACE HALL
“I value education and believe it to be one of the few ways to make a lasting change for the future.”
“I hope to never limit myself to a single creative output. I believe that the purpose of art is to share deeply rooted emotional states that are the closest thing to objective truths in our society.”
“I want to pursue a career that will enable me to fight passionately against poverty.”
“I hope to reexamine the current conceptualization of mental disorders and the ethics of psychiatry through writing and publishing philosophical tracts.”
“I see the Stamps Scholars experience changing my life every day, and I know it does the same for every other scholar.”
"My debut novel, Outrun the Wind, received an offer for publication. It will be published on November 27 by Flux Books."
DR. DAVID DAVISDr. Davis came to Mercer in 2008 as an Associate Professor of English and Southern Studies and now serves as the Director for Scholarships and Fellowships. Beginning in the Fall 2014 semester, Dr. Davis also serves as the Stamps Academic Coordinator.
"Mercer students are among the best students in the world, and they deserve to find a world of opportunity."
STAMPS FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.
The vision of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. is to partner with visionary colleges and universities to award multi-year scholarships that enable extraordinary educational experiences. Since 2006, Penny and Roe Stamps have created partnerships with some of the nation’s finest higher education institutions to support and encourage hard-working, talented students and to ensure that these students have unparalleled opportunities through scholarships and fellowships. This fall, more than 500 Stamps Scholars will be enrolled at forty-one colleges and universities.
Through the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., the Stamps Scholarship typically provides four years of generous support along with additional funding for enrichment experiences such as study abroad, academic research, and leadership training. The awards are made on the basis of leadership, scholarship, perseverance, creativity, and service. More information is available at http://www.stampsfoundation.org/.