On Tuesday, May 9, during a scholarship signing ceremony at Burton Coliseum, local student Taylor Goss was presented the Stamps Scholarship by LSU. A nationally prestigious scholarship opportunity, the Stamps Scholarship is awarded to only 10 of each entering freshmen class at LSU.
The Stamps Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship available to entering freshmen at LSU. This award provides a full cost of attendance for four years and up to $14,000 in enrichment funds, which can be used for unpaid internships, study abroad, outward bound experiences, undergraduate research, professional and academic conferences, and leadership training.
The first Stamps Scholars began at LSU in fall 2012, and the program has grown to 23 current Stamps Scholars at LSU. The freshman class entering in fall 2017 will have ten Stamps Scholars.
The Stamps Scholarship is partly funded by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, which was founded by Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV 20 years ago. There are currently more than 1,000 Stamps scholars at 43 universities across the country.
Stamps recipients qualified for the award by having impeccable high school records and very high scores on college entrance exams. Select students were invited to compete for the award through an essay competition, faculty panel interview, and interview with the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.
For more information, visit www.lsu.edu/freshmanscholarships.
Attached is a photo of Taylor Goss. Credit to Martindale Media Group