Abigail Adera for Education 0619

ATLANTA — The 14th class of Stamps Scholars includes 218 top students from across the country attending 28 partner universities.

Selected from over 254,000 applications, these scholars are passionate about tackling national and global challenges while making impacts on their campuses and communities.

Abigail Adera of Inverness has been awarded the Stamps Scholarship and will attend the University of Miami beginning in the fall 2019. She plans to study public health.

Stamps Scholars are chosen for their academic excellence, leadership experience and exceptional character. The value of Stamps Scholarships for the new class of scholars over their time in school is worth approximately $36 million.

“Through our partnerships with these great universities and colleges, we are able to support some truly outstanding young people as they pursue their goals. By creating community among them via our conventions and networking, we are helping them connect with others across the country and around the world with similar goals and aspirations. This year’s group of new students join us at a time when our alumni network has grown stronger and more capable to be leaders in innovation across STEM, humanities, business and other fields,” said Roe Stamps, founder and chairman of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

At most partner universities, the Stamps Scholarship covers the total estimated cost of attendance for four years of undergraduate study and also includes enrichment funds that scholars can use for academic and professional development, ranging from study abroad to internships to independent research. The Stamps Foundation also supports scholarships awarded to rising juniors at several colleges and universities, including West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy and Dartmouth.

Stamps Scholars benefit from a national network of peers and the opportunity to attend biennial conventions and other events where scholars investigate pressing issues and learn from accomplished community leaders.

In April, almost 700 Stamps Scholars gathered for the fifth Stamps Scholar National Convention at Georgia Tech, where they explored innovative solutions to topics ranging from food insecurity to digital ethics.

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