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Stamps Scholars

Purdue Stamps Scholars enroll in the John Martinson Honors College in addition to their home disciplinary college.

Purdue Stamps Scholarship

Purdue University is proud to be one of a select group of partner colleges and universities affiliated with the Stamps Scholars Program to provide not only scholarships to highly motivated undergraduate students, but also assist in providing access to a variety of academic enrichment opportunities. Thanks to the generosity of Roe and Penny Stamps, Purdue established the Stamps Scholarship in 2011, with the first awardees beginning their enrollment in the fall semester. At Purdue, students who are selected to participate in the Stamps Scholars Program are among the country’s top students, distinguishing themselves academically and as leaders in their communities.

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At Purdue, the Stamps Scholarship covers the full educational costs of a bachelor’s degree and provides up to $10, 000 enrichment funds to cover expenses for summer research internships, professional academic conferences to present research posters, Purdue study abroad programs and unpaid internships or co-ops. Learn more about the Stamps Scholars Program including its national community of Scholars and alumni here.

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Admission Process for the Stamps Scholarship

Purdue University uses the Common App for admission purposes. To qualify as a Purdue candidate for the Stamps Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Apply for admission to Purdue West Lafayette and complete the John Martinson Honors College portion of the Purdue application as an entering first-year student by November 1.

A preliminary holistic evaluation of Purdue candidates will be based upon their admissions application and a select number of students will be invited to apply for several of Purdue’s prestigious merit awards, including the Stamps Scholarship.

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