The Scholarship

2020 Selection Update: Members of the freshman class of 2024 nominated for the University of Michigan Stamps Scholarships were notified Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

The Stamps Scholarship, established by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation in 2006, provides merit scholarships to the brightest and most outstanding undergraduate freshmen admitted to the University of Michigan. Annual funding, renewable for four consecutive years of undergraduate study, totals the full cost of attendance.

55 Stamps Scholars with fists raised while singing the Michigan Fight Song

Prospective freshmen with high academic achievement who have been admitted as first-year undergraduates are nominated for consideration through the admissions process. The Office of Enrollment Management, in consultation with each school and college that admits freshmen, considers applications and selects student recipients. Academic achievement is determined on the basis of high school grade point average and SAT/ACT test scores. Exceptional talent in the arts and sciences is also considered in the nomination process, along with other attributes such as demonstrated leadership qualities, outstanding academic credentials, and a stellar commitment to the student's communities.

In addition to the scholarship, Stamps Scholars at Michigan receive:

  • Membership in the U-M Stamps Scholar Society student organization
  • Potential funding of up to $10,000 to support study abroad, community service, research and internships.
  • Membership in the National Stamps Scholars organization with opportunities to network with Stamps Scholars at more than 40 colleges and universities.

The award consists of scholarship funds from the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, matching funds from U-M, and any non-loan federal or outside aid a selected student may be eligible to receive, such as a Pell Grant or a local or private scholarship.

It is mandatory that high school seniors nominated for the Stamps Scholarship attend the Stamps Scholars Recruitment Weekend held in the spring in Ann Arbor. If a student is unable to attend this weekend, he/she will not be considered for the Stamps Scholarship.


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