Stamps Scholarship

Stamps Scholars (Class of 2020) with UM President Julio Frenk and Senior Vice Provost William Green during New Student Orientation.
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Stamps Scholars (Class of 2019) with UM President Julio Frenk at the Town Hall Meeting (September 2015).

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UM welcomes Stamps Scholars at Orientation (August 2015).
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Stamps Scholars attend the Stamps Scholars National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia (April 2015).
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Stamps Scholars volunteer with Breakthrough Miami’s College Bound Program (October 2014).
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UM welcomes Stamps Scholars at Orientation (August 2014).
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Stamps Scholars (Class of 2018) with UM President Donna Shalala and award-winning journalist Thomas Friedman at UM’s New Student Convocation (August 2014).
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Stamps Scholars participate in a Citizen Science research trip with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program (April 2014).
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Stamps Scholars gather vital data for ongoing shark research in Biscayne Bay with the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program (April 2014).
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Stamps Scholars attend the World Premiere of Miami Grands, a 10-piano concert, at Barry University (April 2014).
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Stamps Scholars with Mr. and Mrs. E. Roe Stamps at the University of Miami Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon (February 2014).
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Stamps Scholars attend the Stamps Concert at the Frost School of Music (February 2014).

Each year, the University of Miami selects exceptional and academically accomplished high school students to become Stamps Scholars and receive the Stamps Scholarship—the University's most selective and prestigious academic scholarship award.

Each year, the University of Miami selects exceptional and academically accomplished high school students to become Stamps Scholars and receive the Stamps Scholarship—the University's most selective and prestigious academic scholarship award.

University of Miami Stamps Scholars receive the full cost of attendance for four years (eight semesters) of undergraduate study at UM, which includes the following: 

  • full tuition and fees 
  • standard room and board
  • textbooks 
  • a one-time allowance for the purchase of a computer 
  • access to a $12,000 enrichment fund which may be used toward study abroad, undergraduate research, unpaid internships, conferences, leadership development, and other educational purposes mutually agreed upon by the University of Miami and Stamps Family Charitable Foundation* 
  • attendance at the bi-annual Stamps Scholars National Convention and access to a growing network of Stamps Scholars at 40 universities nationwide
  • Stamps Scholars Orientation at the start of the academic year
  • Stamps Scholars educational and leadership programs and opportunities during the academic year

 *Enrichment fund expenses are subject to prior approval by the Office of the Provost.

How to Apply

Prospective scholars must apply as freshman applicants to the University of Miami under either the early decision or early action option (by November 1). There is no separate application required to be considered for the Stamps Scholarship - early decision and early action applicants are automatically considered when they apply for early admission to UM.

Selection Process

Selected candidates for the Stamps Scholarship are invited to participate in the Scholarship Weekend at the University of Miami. During this weekend program, candidates will meet with University of Miami faculty and current scholars. Scholarship candidates and their families learn about the unique educational and leadership opportunities available to the best and brightest students at the University of Miami. They also learn about the University of Miami's interest-driven education, meet both current and other prospective student scholars, and attend a special scholarship dinner. After the weekend, a selection committee identifies finalists whom they recommend to receive the Stamps Scholarship based on the students' overall achievement and performance during the weekend. Finalists participate in an additional interview with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

Requirements for Scholarship Renewal

A Stamps Scholar must complete a full-time program of study with no fewer than 12 credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters for a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained at the University of Miami, with the initial calculation at the end of the second semester of attendance.

About the Stamps Scholars Program

The University of Miami partners with the Stamps Scholars program to award multi-year scholarships to help driven and talented student leaders achieve their education and life goals.  Stamps Scholars pursue their educational interests while developing their leadership skills with merit based financial aid including enrichment funds that can be used for study abroad, cultural exchanges, research projects and other educational experiences.  Stamps Scholars also join a community of more than 1000 current and graduate Scholars around the world with whom they network and share their experiences..

For more information on the Stamps Scholarship program., please visit the website.