Six Stamps Scholars Look Forward to the Fall

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Six students will join Pitt this fall as Stamps Scholars. The prestigious scholarship is awarded to incoming undergraduates from the state of Pennsylvania through the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.  

Jointly funded by the Strive Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh, the Stamps Scholarship is valued in excess of $150,000 over four years—covering full tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, an allowance for books and supplies, and enrichment funds for research and other extracurricular learning opportunities. The 2020 Stamps Scholars are:

  • Jolie Marcia Haertter of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Gloria Kehinde of Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Nathaniel Keller of Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
  • Madelynn Grace Lederer of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
  • Caleb Nesbit of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sophia Shapiro of Rydal, Pennsylvania

“I can hardly put into words what this scholarship means to me,” said Kehinde, a senior at Exeter Township High School. “I’m just so blessed to be in such a prestigious cohort of diverse people before freshman year even starts,” she says.

“We are living in such uncertain times and we really do not know what the fall will bring, but I am really glad that I have the other incoming Stamps Scholars as people I know I can count on,” said Shapiro, a senior at Jack Barrack Hebrew Academy. “I already have been able to get involved (virtually) and help found a Pitt Students for Biden group. I think the fact that as an incoming freshman I was welcomed and able to get involved like that speaks volumes about the school and culture.”