Media Advisory: Stamps Scholars Program to fund full cost of attendance awards for Wake Forest students

The prestigious Penny and E. Roe Stamps Scholars Program will award five outstanding first-year students at Wake Forest University the full cost of attendance beginning in the fall of 2013.

Funded by Stamps Family Charitable Foundation with support from Wake Forest, Stamps Scholars will receive paid tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies. The merit-based scholarship is renewable through four years, subject to satisfactory academic, extracurricular, and civic performance. Award recipients also will have access to an enrichment fund to support endeavors such as study abroad and undergraduate research.

“Each year, our admissions staff reviews thousands of applications from talented and deserving students who have chosen Wake Forest for their education,” said Paul Gauthier, Associate Dean of Admissions, who oversees merit-based scholarships. “The Stamps Scholars Program enables us to reward more of these exceptional young men and women for their accomplishments and support them in their ambitious academic goals.”

By participating in the Stamps Scholars Program, Wake Forest joins nearly 30 renowned colleges and universities, including the University of Chicago, California Institute of Technology, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Michigan, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Miami.

“Wake Forest’s mission to educate the whole person reflects the values of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, which supports more than 300 students nationally in their pursuit of higher education, both inside and outside the classroom,” said E. Roe Stamps IV, who established the Stamps Scholars Program along with his wife, Penny. “We are thrilled to welcome Wake Forest to our growing family of great schools that have committed to creating outstanding educational opportunities for America’s very best students and are delivering on that promise.”

In joining the Nancy Susan Reynolds, Guy T. Carswell and Joseph G. Gordon scholarships as one of the highest honors offered to Wake Forest students, the Stamps Scholars Program does not require a separate application. However, students who wish to be considered must submit a complete application for undergraduate admissions by December 1, 2012. Finalists will be notified by March 31, 2013.


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