Stamps Scholars Program

Stamps Scholars

About the Stamps Scholars Program at Mercer University

Mercer University is a selected partner institution of the prestigious Stamps Scholars Program, funded by the Strive Foundation. Each year, Mercer selects five members from the first-year class as the University’s incoming Stamps Scholars. These students are among the highest achieving applicants in the University’s entering class.

The Stamps Scholars Program emphasizes the students’ initiative, from engaging in philanthropic efforts worldwide to conducting research and demonstrating a passion for improving local communities. Mercer’s Stamps Scholars embody both academic achievement and effective leadership.

Stamps Scholars Highlights

  • Parneeta Mohapatra
  • McPherson Newell
  • Emily Vu

Mercer students are among the best students in the world, and they deserve to find a world of opportunity.

Dr. David Davis, Stamps Academic Coordinator

Dr. David Davis, Stamps Academic Advisor


The vision of the Strive Foundation is to partner with visionary colleges and universities to award multi-year scholarships that enable extraordinary educational experiences. Since 2006, Penny and Roe Stamps have created partnerships with some of the nation’s finest higher education institutions to support and encourage hard-working, talented students and to ensure that these students have unparalleled opportunities through scholarships and fellowships. This fall, more than 500 Stamps Scholars will be enrolled at forty-one colleges and universities.

Through the Strive Foundation, the Stamps Scholarship typically provides four years of generous support along with additional funding for enrichment experiences such as study abroad, academic research, and leadership training. The awards are made on the basis of leadership, scholarship, perseverance, creativity, and service. More information is available at