The Stamps Scholarship, one of the University of Michigan’s most prestigious merit-based scholarships, is awarded to selected entering first-year students each year based on academic achievement. This scholarship was established in 2006 through the generosity of University of Michigan philanthropists Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps of Miami, Florida.
The Stamps Scholarship is given to undergraduate students admitted to the College of Engineering and other U-M schools and colleges. Students who have been admitted as first-year undergraduates are automatically considered for this merit-based scholarship; a separate application is not needed. Rather, the university selects those students who have exceptional talent, along with other attributes such as demonstrated leadership qualities, outstanding academic credentials and a stellar commitment to their communities.
The annual scholarship award, renewable for four consecutive years of undergraduate study, can go up to the full cost of attendance.
Additional benefits of receiving of the Stamps Scholarship include:
- Membership in the UM Stamps Scholars Society student organization.
- For each Stamps Scholar, additional funding of up to $5,000 to support study abroad, community service, research and internships during their undergraduate studies.
- Connections with the University’s Career Center, International Center and Ginsberg Center for Community Service.
- Ability for a student to transfer from one UM school or college to another. For example, if a student transfers from LSA to the Ross School of Business, the student will still receive the annual Stamps scholarship.
- An annual event with the scholarship donors, Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps.
- Becoming a member of the national Stamps Scholars organization with opportunities to connect and network with Stamps Scholars at 40 other plus colleges and universities.
- Attending bi-annual Stamps Scholars National Conventions.