As the largest class ever, 267 students from across the country have won Stamps Scholarships, joining an accomplished network of highly driven individuals who are committed to leaving an impact on their local communities.
Joseph Killpatrick of Millersville has been awarded the Stamps Scholarship and will attend Elizabethtown College beginning in the fall 2020 and plans to study engineering (civil concentration). Killpatrick was a two-time state champion varsity lacrosse player, Severna Park Voice student-athlete of the month for July 2019, and graduated summa cum laude.
Selected from over 263,000 applications, the 15th class of Stamps Scholars was chosen via rigorous processes by their universities and colleges for their academic excellence, leadership experience, dedication to service and exceptional character. For these students, the total value of their Stamps Scholarships will be worth up to approximately $44 million, with each attending one of 34 partner universities across the country.
At most partner universities, the Stamps Scholarship covers up to the total estimated cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study and also includes enrichment funds that scholars can use for academic and professional development, ranging from study abroad to internships to independent research. In recent years, Stamps Scholars have used their funds to conduct scientific research in Antarctica, volunteer at a girls’ shelter in Peru, study abroad in Jordan, attend a medical Spanish program in Ecuador and much more. Stamps Scholarships are also awarded to select rising juniors at several colleges and universities, including the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the University of Chicago and Dartmouth University.