What to Expect

What to Expect as a Stamps President’s Scholar

Stamps President’s Scholars receive a full-ride scholarship, but the program is about much more than funding. The four-year participatory program develops scholars and enriches their experience. The ultimate goal of the program is to create leaders who are guided by the perspective gained from these experiences and will make it a point throughout their lifetimes to pay forward those benefits and inspiration they have received.

The full program includes:

  • A full-ride scholarship covering tuition, mandatory fees, housing, meal plan, books and academic supplies, personal expenses, and a stipend during the first year for a laptop.

  • $12,000 enrichment funding for pillar-based international experiences, unpaid internships, unpaid research, conferences, etc.

  • Mentoring for each cohort by two dedicated professors known as Faculty Guides.

  • Annual cohort retreats including one outdoor leadership Tech Trek. Trek destinations have included breathtaking areas of Alaska, Belize, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Montana, the Minnesota Boundary Waters, and Scotland.

  • Academic Search for Knowledge (ASK) Expeditions including outdoor adventure and urban study, planned by students and professors. Recent destinations include the Balkans, Argentina, Cyprus, Yosemite/California, and South Africa.

  • One-on-one mentoring from professors, program staff, alumni, and current scholars.

  • Access to special speakers, employment opportunities, dinners, and receptions.

  • The complete Georgia Tech and Atlanta experience. From arts to athletics, music to museums, and technology to theater, Atlanta and Georgia Tech together afford opportunities that can only come when a traditional campus is in the heart of an international city.

  • Priority housing during your first year.

  • Access to the Stamps Scholars network - a national program of talented scholars with whom you will be able to interact with at conventions, conferences, and more.

  • Opportunity to attend a biannual Stamps Scholars National Convention with scholars from nearly 40 universities across the country.