Barry Stamps Scholars Program

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation

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 1000 current and graduate 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 Family Charitable Foundation, 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.

  • 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

We are now Accepting Applications

Deadline: February 1, 2020, midnight, Eastern Standard Time (EST)

The Barry Stamps Scholarship application season began September 15th for students planning to enroll beginning fall 2020. 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 February 1, 2020.

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 and leadership. 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.

Finalists will be invited to participate in an interview, which may be conducted either in person, by telephone, or by video conferencing. Barry's Stamps Interview Committee, comprised of faculty and administrators, will then select those students who will become our next cohort of Barry University Stamps Scholars.

During the month of February semi-finalists will be selected to participate in a telephone interview with the Barry Stamps Interview Committee. Finalists will then be scheduled for an interview with the Stamps Foundation during the month of March. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in early April, 2020.

Samantha Britz

"The Barry Stamps Scholarship has allowed me learn more about myself and my passions in a world away from home and fostered a desire in me to make a lasting change."

Samantha Britz
Major: Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Hometown: Wheatland, Wyoming

Application Criteria

Prospective Barry Stamps Scholars must meet the following minimum requirements:

- A minimum 3.5 high school GPA or an international equivalent

- Demonstrated and active involvement and leadership

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


If you have any questions about the program, please email us at BarryStamps@barry.edu

Please apply through your myBarry account once accepted to the University.

Learn more at http://StampsFoundation.org

Jeremiah Paul

"Despite being a freshman at Barry University, Jeremiah Paul is involved with many student organizations on campus. He's the vice president of external affairs of the Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity, and the public relations officer for Barry's Model United Nations. In addition, Paul serves as the Marketing Chair for Barry's Stamps Scholars Leadership Board and is the keyboardist for the church on campus."

Jeremiah Paul
Major: Pre-Professional Biology
Reference: ASPIRE Newsletter - A publication for Stamps Scholars (January 2017)