UConn – Stamps Scholars Awards

$12,000Award Amount
5Number of Awards
11/1/2023Submission Deadline

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The Stamps Scholars Award is awarded by the University of Connecticut (UConn) as a Stamps Family Charitable Foundation partner. Philanthropists Penny and E. Roe Stamps IV began merit scholarship programs at their university alma maters in 2006. The Stamps Scholars Award is a result of the success of the initial gifts.

Applicants to the Stamps Scholars Award must be Connecticut residents and qualify for the Nutmeg or Day of Pride scholarship. Students must be enrolled in and expected to graduate from a Connecticut secondary school and enroll at UConn beginning the fall semester. Nutmeg and Day of Pride Scholars will be submitted for review by the University of Connecticut and shall be interviewed by the Admissions staff and Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

Successful applicants are students who are involved in leadership activities in their community or high school or both. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to community service and multicultural diversity programs and initiatives. Five successful candidates will receive an award of up to $12,000, each, to cover tuition, room and board, fees, books, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.

Key Information of UConn – Stamps Scholars Awards

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Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

University of Connecticut

Scholarship Details

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Award Amount


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UConn – Stamps Scholars Awards Timeline

August 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on August 1.

November 2023

Submission Deadline

Applications open on November 1.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3.6
  • Geographic Eligibility: Connecticut
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Short Answers
  • Recommendation letters
  • Present Work Experiences

How to ace the UConn – Stamps Scholars Awards


Take up leadership positions

Recipients of the scholarship are students with proven leadership experience. While in high school, take up leadership positions by being the class president, a sports team captain, or initiating volunteer or charity initiatives in your community.


Describe your achievements

You will be required to provide a short answer describing the achievement, accomplishment, or service to your community you are most proud of and why. While describing this achievement, accomplishment, or service, be sure to describe the lessons you learned, and the skills you acquired.


Describe your intended contribution to the community

You will be required to provide a short answer describing how you will contribute to building a safe and inclusive community or how you will contribute to improving UConn and the world. Be sure to explain how you can promote awareness, support equity, reduce discrimination, and serve the UConn community and the world during your studies at UConn and after graduating.


Demonstrate your interest in UConn

You will be required to provide a short answer response describing why you are interested in UConn. Before your application, conduct some research to determine the programs offered, the extracurricular activities, and student support at UConn. Be sure to describe these in your answer and why they are important to you.

How the UConn – Stamps Scholars Awards is Judged

The selection process considers academic achievement as demonstrated by GPA, rank in class, and optional standardized test scores. Applicants who opt to provide standardized test scores must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1170 or an ACT composite score of 24 in the case of the Day of Pride Scholarship, and a minimum combined SAT score of 137 or an ACT composite score of 30 in the case of the Nutmeg Scholarship. The Scholarship Selection Committee will also consider applicants’ two letters of recommendation, résumés, and short answer responses to questions in the respective Supplemental Forms. Applicants will be judged based on their demonstrated leadership in school and community and commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community service. The Scholarship Selection Committee and Stamps Family Charitable Foundation will also interview selected applicants.

Why We Love the UConn – Stamps Scholars Awards


Applicants are encouraged to appreciate themselves

By recognizing the achievements and service to the community applicants are most proud of, applicants learn to appreciate their efforts and their growth.


Applicants challenged to give back to community

By considering ways applicants can promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their community, applicants are challenged to think of ways in which they can give back to their community throughout their life.


Applicants develop leadership skills

Since applicants are required to demonstrate their leadership, they develop and improve their leadership skills while preparing for an application, while successful applicants are recognized for their leadership capabilities.

5 Facts About Stamps Scholars Awards


UConn is over 100 years old

UCONN was founded in 1881 after a gift to Connecticut by Augustus Storr.


Leadership activities are a must

Applicants must be involved in leadership activities through high school and/or community.


Nutmeg or Day of Pride qualification

Applicants must qualify for the Nutmeg or Day of Pride Scholarship.


Over $535,6 million awarded in financial aid support

In 2021, approximately 24,300 students received financial aid packages in Connecticut.


Recognized as a leading U.S. university

In 2022, UConn was ranked by the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges’ among the Top 25 public universities in the nation.

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