Five Students Chosen as Stamps Scholars

Issue Date: 
May 30, 2016

The University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, has selected five Pennsylvania high school students as Stamps Scholars. 

The Stamps scholarships at Pitt, which are jointly funded by the University and the Stamps Foundation, cover full tuition, room, and board for four years of study and also include a $17,400 stipend for educational activities, such as studying abroad or conducting research. The 2016 scholars are the University’s third cohort of Stamps Scholars, and they were chosen from a pool of more than 400 high school seniors for their academic achievements and demonstrated leadership potential.

“Here at Pitt, we recognize that we are called upon—at an institutional level—to positively impact the community through the development of conscientious and effective leaders who are globally aware,” said Kenyon Bonner, vice provost and dean of students. “The Stamps Program is one of our most powerful tools in this regard.” 

Pitt’s 2016 Stamps Scholars are:

Elise Foster from Friends Central School in Philadelphia, who plans a career in physical therapy; 

Cory Stillman from Council Rock North High School in Newtown, who plans to major in film studies; 

Julia Snyder from Notre Dame High School in Newtown, who plans to major in bioengineering;

Elizabeth Profozich from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, who will major in supply chain management; and 

Evan Becker from Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, who plans to major in engineering. 

The Stamps Scholars program engages its scholars from their first year of university through graduation. Each year of the program includes a leadership development experience, career preparation, community service, and a global component—the intensity of which will increase as students matriculate from year to year.