Recipients are awarded generous packages that include full tuition, residence hall fees, textbooks, and academic enrichment opportunities such as conferences, research and study abroad. Moreover, the scholars are part of a cohort that bonds throughout their undergraduate years.
Alumnus Jonathan Gutmann was a Stamps Scholar before he graduated in 2020. He described the program as “life-changing.”
Noting that Tulane already offers plenty of support for students in general, he said, “One thing that from the very beginning was clear to me was that the Stamps Scholarship represented a particular level of support for me as a student … I had an immediate built-in cohort of people to get to know … about 20 students, really high-achieving students who are leaders, just really great students all around. And being part of that cohort for me was very special.”
Through its student conferences and other leadership initiatives, the program provides connections with scholars around the country, giving students a shared experience beyond the campus.