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Georgia Tech Stamps Scholarship

Georgia Tech Stamps Scholarship

The Stamps President’s Scholars Program seeks to recruit the most promising students from across the nation to foster their development as scholars, leaders, and citizens of the greater community through purposeful programming, mentoring, and enhanced educational opportunities. It is designed ultimately to graduate stellar, well-rounded individuals who, regardless of major, will serve as leaders in our technologically driven world. These students represent the pinnacle of academic achievement and leadership accomplishment.

FUNDS

Up to eight semesters of funding: in-state ~$30,000 annually (assumes the scholar received the Zell Miller Scholarship independently from the state of Georgia); out-of-state ~$50,000 annually (may include a tuition waiver)

.• $12,000 of enrichment funding (e.g. international study, unpaid internships/research opportunities, conferences).

• Stipend for a laptop available to first-year students.

• A fall pre-enrollment outdoor leadership Tech Trek.

TRAVEL

• International Enrichment Funding: Program participants can apply for stipends to cover various international travel opportunities. In recent years, Stamps President’s Scholars have traveled to Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Barcelona, East Asia, England, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, and to Georgia Tech’s international campuses such as GT-Lorraine in France

.• Academic Search for Knowledge Trips (optional): Each year, during official school breaks, Stamps President’s Scholars plan trips focused on topics related to scholarship, service, progress, and leadership. Previous destinations have included Argentina, the Balkans, Cyprus, South Africa, Washington, D.C., and Yosemite/San Francisco.

COMMUNITY-BUILDING

• First-Year Retreat: The scholars begin their SPS experience at Georgia Tech with four days learning more about themselves, preparing for their transition to Tech, developing teamwork and leadership skills, and learning what it truly means to be a Stamps President’s Scholar. The students culminate their retreat experience with an eight-day domestic or international outdoor leadership Tech Trek run by Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech. Destinations have included Alaska, Boundary Waters, the Canadian Rockies, and Glacier National Park in Montana.

• Additional Class Retreats: The community-building experience continues after the first year with these events:

Second-Year Retreat: Service and Social Justice

Third-Year Retreat: Scholarship and Career Development

Fourth-Year Retreat: Progress and Reflection

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