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Stamps Scholars Program

Barry University 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 2600 current and alumni Stamps Scholars around the world with whom they network and share their experiences.

The Barry Stamps Scholars Program provides full tuition and room and board over four years, plus funds for study abroad, undergraduate research, and other exceptional learning experiences.

With the generous support of the Stamps Scholars Program, the program invests in an exclusive group of high-achieving incoming freshmen with an interest in leadership and service. Barry University provides matching dollars to provide a full merit scholarship. The award is renewable each year, based on GPA, leadership training, and community service requirements.

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Application Process

Each year, qualified students are encouraged to apply for the Barry Stamps Scholars Program. Applicants must complete the online application form, submit an essay, and supporting documentation, providing evidence of their leadership. Semi-finalists are invited to participate in a phone interview with the Barry Stamps Admissions Review Committee, composed of Barry faculty and administrators. 

Finalists will then be chosen and scheduled for an interview with the Stamps Scholars Program in March. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April, 2022. The Barry Stamps Scholarship application process opens in mid-September of each year for first-year freshmen planning to enroll during the following fall semester. You must first be accepted to Barry University and meet minimum GPA requirements to apply.

 

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Each year, qualified students are encouraged to apply for the Barry Stamps Scholars Program.

Application Criteria:

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    First year freshman (US citizen, resident, or international student)

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    A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher

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    Demonstrated and active leadership

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    First year freshman (US citizen, resident, or international student)

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    A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher

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    Demonstrated and active leadership

STAMPS Scholarship Webinars

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We are Now Accepting Applications!

The Barry Stamps Scholarship application season began September 15th for students planning to enroll beginning fall 2022. In order to apply for this scholarship, you must first be accepted to Barry University. Applications, required essay, and supporting documentation will be received until January 15, 11:59 PM (EST).

Each year, qualified students are encouraged to apply for the Barry Stamps Scholars Program. Applicants must complete the online application form and submit an essay, providing evidence of community service. Supporting documentation must be relevant to your application and can include a letter of support, high school co-curricular activity records, certificate of achievement or other document of recognition, newspaper or other press clippings, and/or short video (3-minute maximum. Can be YouTube, www.zeemee.com, etc.).

If submitting a video, tell us about yourself, your interests, and why you would like to be part of the Barry community. Include anything that you believe would support your application that you did not adequately convey in your application or essay.

During the month of February semi-finalists will be selected to participate in a telephone interview with the Barry Stamps Admissions Review Committee comprised of faculty and administrators. Finalists will then be scheduled for an interview with the Stamps Scholars Program during the month of March. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by April 2022.

STAMPS Scholars Rewards

  • Annual renewable scholarship for tuition, books, room and board, and transportation
  • Additional $6,000 award for study abroad or other extraordinary learning experience.
  • A faculty member who serves as your academic advisor in the content area of your major
  • Unique cultural experiences
  • Leadership training and service activities
  • Receptions and dinner with the donors and faculty
  • Prominent leadership opportunities, including the Presidential Ambassador Program and being a student representative at University events
  • Access to a national network of Stamps Scholars and special Stamps leadership and fellowship programs

Paving (and painting) The Road to Success

What does the Barry Stamps Scholarship mean to its Barry University recipients?

For many, the impact of the Stamps Scholars Program is difficult to put into words. That’s why a group of Barry Stamps Scholars decided to paint it on a canvas. In a large-scale mural celebrating their Barry experience and, as Rebecca Rogers said, “symbolizing the pathway to success,” the Scholars worked together to showcase their appreciation for the myriad ways the Stamps Scholars Program has impacted their lives and their futures.

The vision for the mural began with a literal image—a paved road, a finish line marked with the word “Success.” But that simple backdrop was soon awash in splashes of color, splatter-painting, and, finally, bare footprints. “The footprints are in a weird kind of direction because it’s supposed to represent that the pathway to success isn’t always a straight pathway,” said Rebecca Rogers. “But you can still get there.”

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