One of the most exciting experiences each Stamps President’s Scholar has the opportunity to take part in is the Stamps Scholars National Convention (SSNC). Every two years, SSNC is hosted by a group of Stamps Scholars at a Stamps partner school, allowing students a unique hands-on experience in planning a large event for their peers.
Students from each of the 40 partner institutions come together for three days to share ideas and research, participate in business and service challenges, and make valuable connections with scholars from across the country.
A group of Stamps Scholars from the University of Miami organized the first SSNC in 2011 with 110 students from 9 different schools in attendance. In 2013, the Convention grew to 228 students from 22 different schools hosted by the University of Michigan. Two years later, Georgia Tech hosted the event and it doubled in size again to approximately 500 students from all 41 schools! The 2015 Convention was such a success that Georgia Tech hosted the Convention once again in 2017 and 2019 with over 700 students in attendance.
SSNC21 will again be hosted by Georgia Tech in Atlanta in April 2021. The official convention website will be launched in 2020. Stamps Scholars and administrators, be on the lookout for more information and get excited!