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June 11, 2013

4 Purdue students receive full-ride Stamps scholarships

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Four incoming students, including two from Indiana, have been awarded Stamps Scholarships, which have recently increased to cover all costs for an undergraduate degree at Purdue University.

The move from a partial scholarship to a full ride was made possible by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Inc., said Jennifer Dexter, senior assistant director and scholarship coordinator for the Office of Admissions. There are now 14 Stamps scholars at Purdue.

In addition to the monetary award, these scholars will each have access to a $10,000 enrichment fund to help cover expenses for study opportunities, such as conferences, seminars, study abroad programs, leadership training and research internships.

This year's recipients are:

* Michael Joseph Wadas, Munster, Ind., studying first-year engineering.

* Emily Lauren Grimm, Newburgh, Ind., exploratory studies.

* Katherine Lin, Broomfield, Colo., studying first-year engineering.

* Daniel Y. Shyu, Columbia, Mo., studying first-year engineering.

Students receiving the scholarship are selected based on a pool of the highest achieving high school seniors who were admitted by mid-December. These students are identified by the Office of Admissions and are then invited to apply. Applications are reviewed by a committee, which decides who will be nominated for the scholarship. A representative from the Stamps Foundation interviews each nominee to select recipients.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu 

Source: Jennifer Dexter, 765-496-3697, dexterj@purdue.edu