The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation has generously offered a gift of $1.8 million to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The gift will be used to match support from Darden in establishing 26 full-tuition scholarships that will be presented over the next six years starting in the fall of 2013.
The Penny and Roe Stamps IV Leadership Fellowship Awards will be given to students based on their merit and “core values,” such as innovation, scholarship, perseverance, service, and leadership. Plus, “those nominated for a Stamps Fellowship will exemplify a superior level of readiness to share their perspectives in the classroom, get involved with the School, University and surrounding community and make an overall leadership impact on society.”
Stamps Fellows will also receive a $5,000 award, which they can use as students at Darden “to help defray the costs of participating in Global Business Experiences, academic or co-curricular conferences, national case competitions, and other activities.”
The Stamps Foundation supports grad and undergrad students from other schools, as well. This coming fall, nearly 300 students supported by Stamps Scholarships will be enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the country.