ATLANTA — Georgia State University welcomed its first class of Stamps Scholars to campus this fall.
The Stamps Scholars program was begun in 2006 at Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan by E. Roe Stamps and his late wife Penny with the goal of “enabling extraordinary educational experiences for extraordinary students.” The program has since expanded to 36 colleges across the U.S. and in the United Kingdom. Georgia State University was added to the list of partner institutions in 2022.
After a rigorous, holistic review process, five Georgia State students were selected to receive the Stamps Scholarship. The award covers the cost of tuition, fees, housing, a meal plan and a $10,000 enrichment fund, making it the most valuable academic scholarship offered to incoming first-year students.
Meet this year’s scholars:
• Shruthi Balachander is a graduate of Northview High School in Johns Creek, Ga. Balachander has interned with companies like KPMG and is pursuing a B.B.A. with plans to enroll in the Accelerated Bachelor’s/J.D. Program at Georgia State.
• Kottavai Chandrasekaran is a graduate of the Alliance Academy for Innovation in Cumming, Ga. In high school, Chandrasekaran participated in activities such as National Cyber League, Cyberstart America and CyberPatriot, and hopes to continue to explore the role that computer science plays in national, personal and societal security.
• Tylin Dyer is a graduate of Valdosta High School in Valdosta, Ga. Dyer is studying English and hopes to become a writer. He is excited to travel the world to participate in study abroad opportunities and to experience diverse communities and cultures.
• Aislynn Gonzalez is a graduate of Ola High School in McDonough, Ga. Gonzalez is pursuing a degree in management with plans to attend law school after graduation. She hopes to use her knowledge of law and business management to improve the justice system.
• Jada Tulloch is a graduate of Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Ga. In high school, Tulloch was a member of the National Honor Society, Peer Leadership, Buddies Club and Mill Creek’s student leadership organization, Teaching Advanced Leadership & Opening Networks (TALON), which taught her the importance of being part of a community. She is studying biomedical sciences.
The application for the next cohort of Stamps Scholars is currently open. High school students who will be enrolling as first-year students in 2024 can apply by Nov. 15. Click here to learn more about the scholarship and start an application.