Stamps Scholars must exemplify leadership, perseverance, scholarship, service, and innovation. They will have achieved unusual distinction in the classroom and beyond. Successful applicants have pursued the most challenging curriculum available to them and have achieved grade point averages and standardized test scores (if submitted) that place them in the top percentage in comparison to their peers. Further, Stamps Scholars have typically been leaders in a variety of extracurricular pursuits and won recognition for their interests at the regional, state, or national level.
The Stamps Scholarship is awarded to about fifteen entering first-year students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, a high degree of intellectual curiosity and scholarship, exceptional promise in leadership, service and social responsibility, perseverance, character, integrity, and innovation. Made possible through the Strive Foundation, and through matching funds from Wake Forest University benefactor Mr. Porter B. Byrum, this scholarship annually covers the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, and includes a $3,400 allowance for books and personal expenses. Scholars may receive up to $15,000 total over their four undergraduate years for approved travel or study projects.
Finalists are invited to campus for interviews and are notified by the end of March.
Wake Forest University offers merit based scholarships that students from all socio-economic backgrounds may be eligible to apply for.