The University of Missouri has teamed up with Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. to announce the Stamps Scholars Program in 2016. The ongoing relationship will have a lasting and positive impact on the campus and Honors community and they look forward to your candidacy and considering you for Mizzou’s premier scholars program. A student must have applied to and been admitted to the University, to be enter in the scholarship program. Five winners each will receive a four-year, full scholarship (covering up to the total estimated cost of attendance), plus an additional $16,000 academic and leadership development fund.
The University of Missouri’s distinct mission, as Missouri’s only state-supported member of the Association of American Universities, is to provide all Missourians the benefits of a world-class research university.
In order to be invited to apply for the Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Missouri:
- A student must have applied to and been admitted to the University by December 1.
- They must then apply to and be admitted to the Honors College by December 15 (see our application webpage).
- Every applicant who has at least a 32 ACT (or 1450 New SAT or 1390 SAT equivalents), who holds at least a 3.5 core GPA, and who has met the application and acceptance deadlines referenced above, will receive an invitation from MU and the Honors College to apply for the Stamps Scholars program.
- Once the invitation is received it is up to you to take on the challenge of applying for and possibly becoming one of their leading scholars on campus.
How to Apply:
An application for the Stamps Scholars consists of an essay and a resume (which will be added to a student’s academic record.
Stamps Scholars Competition Resume:
- Submit a resume, of any length, detailing your academic career, employment history, volunteer and service activities, school involvement, and any other details that you feel are relevant to establishing your credentials as one of the University of Missouri’s top scholars.
- Title the document FIRSTLASTStampsResume2017, with your first name in place of FIRST and your last name in place of LAST.
Stamps Scholars Competition Essay (2017)
- Provide an answer to the following question, of between 1000-1250 words. Question:Describe a goal you have in your life. It can be intellectual, personal, or academic – anything that is of importance to you. Explain why and how it became a goal, the reasons why a collegiate education is important in reaching that goal, and the steps that you plan to take to achieve it.
- Be sure that your answer speaks to your intellectual, critical-thinking, community and civic engagement, or leadership capacities, as these are the primary traits we are looking for in our future Scholars.
- Your answer must be word processed and saved as either a PDF or a Word document.
- Title the document FIRSTLASTStampsEssay2017, with your first name in place of FIRST and your last name in place of LAST.
You can submit your application material through the given link:
Financial Aid and Award Money:
- Five scholars will be selected this year
- Stamps Scholars at the University of Missouri receive a four-year, full scholarship(covering up to the total estimated cost of attendance), plus an additional $16,000 academic and leadership development fund to be used over a Scholar’s four years to enhance their intellectual, critical-thinking, engagement, and leadership skills development.
- Stamps Scholars will also enroll, for all four years, in the Honors College, working toward completion of the Honors Certificate, and participating in the rigorous yet rewarding, academic and co-curricular programming of the College and University.
All materials are due no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST) on December 15, 2016.
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