Stamps Scholars Program

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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 2800 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.

Application Process

If you are accepted to Barry University and meet the scholarship’s minimum GPA requirement, you may apply to the Barry Stamps Scholars Program through your MyBarry account by January 15, 2023. In February, semifinalists are invited to participate in a virtual interview with the Barry Stamps Admissions Committee, comprised of Barry faculty and administrators. Finalists will then be selected and scheduled for an interview with a representative of the Stamps Scholars Program in March. Finalists will be notified of a decision by late March.

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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

We are Now Accepting Applications!

The Barry Stamps Scholarship application season begins September 15th for students planning to enroll beginning fall 2023. Applications, required essay, and supporting documentation will be received until January 15, 2013, at 11:59 PM (EST). A completed application includes an essay and supporting documentation. The essay should summarize your leadership experience and personal attributes that you believe will make you an asset to the Barry University community. 

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.

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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