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Georgia Tech hosted 645 Stamps Scholars at their national convention in April.

The 2017 Stamps Scholars National Convention took place at Georgia Tech in April, as 645 exceptional undergraduates from around the country gathered at the university where the Stamps Scholarship program originated.

This was the fourth Stamps Scholars National Convention, and the second consecutive one hosted by the Institute. The program was established in 2006 at Tech by Honorary Alumna Penny Stamps and E. Roe Stamps IV, IE 1967, MS IE 1972, HON Ph.D. 2014. Since then, it has expanded to include almost 1,000 Stamps Scholars at 41 universities.

In 2016, the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation made a commitment doubling its annual grant to the Institute to support all President’s Scholars (up to that point, Stamps Leadership Scholars had been a subset of the merit-based President’s Scholars Program). In recognition of this extraordinary philanthropy, the name was changed to the Stamps President’s Scholars Program.

Currently within the program, there are 50 named scholarships. Each one is a testament to the belief that supporting the top undergraduates will enhance not only their lives, but also the life of the Institute — in perpetuity. From alumni and friends to entire reunion classes, these endowments bear the names of some of Tech’s most dedicated philanthropists.

Georgia Tech continues to use funding from institutional resources to fully match the Stamps Foundation’s annual grant, which amounts to about $2 million a year. It remains a major priority to fully endow this scholarship program.

To learn more about the Stamps President’s Scholarship program, contact Chaffee Viets, director for Special Scholarship Programs, at 404.894.1615 or viets@gatech.edu. To see a complete list of Stamps President’s Scholarship endowments of $25,000 and above, visit stampsps.gatech.edu/presidents-scholarship-endowments. To inquire about establishing a named Stamps President’s Scholarship, please contact any development officer or Vice President for Development Barrett H. Carson at 404.894.1868 or barrett. carson@dev.gatech.edu.