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Stamps Scholars will participate in regular events with the Stamps advisor and invited guests who will share their expertise on creativity, leadership, scholarship, and service. These events will range from informal discussions to formal presentations gboweeor workshops led by invited guests. Guests may include representatives from the study abroad office, career services, and faculty and alumni with professional expertise in related areas.

Stamps Scholars will be invited to special social and networking events designed to bring them into conversation with leaders on campus and in the community, enabling them to learn from and network with potential mentors. For example, in the past, Elizabethtown students have had the opportunity to have lunch with eminent visitors to campus such as Leymah Gbowee, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Scholars will also attend national conferences such as the National Collegiate Honors Council conference and exclusive Stamps Scholars conferences where they can network with talented students from across the country.

Scholars will enroll in Elizabethtown’s signature l eadership development program, Called to Lead. Through this program, Scholars will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on leadership, practice their own leadership skills, and reflect on leadership experiences. One of the perks of this program is attendance at “What Matters to Me and Why Dinners,” events that feature prominent members of the campus community reflecting on their values and purposeful life work.

Stamps Scholars will propose and conduct an independent project using their enrichment funds, likely during their third and fourth years in the program. The project may be conducted in conjunction with a study abroad experience, summer research internship, or community based action research. Scholars are expected to present the findings of their work upon its completion. For example, while at Elizabethtown, one student started her own snack food business that later was featured on the RachaelRay Show.

Throughout all four years, Scholars will maintain a portfolio that documents their development and achievements in the program with regard to creativity, leadership, scholarship, and service. Scholars will create annual goals, articulate outcomes, and reflect on their progress toward those goals. The portfolio will also include the Scholar’s proposal to use enrichment funds, their reflections on their mentoring experience, the Called to Lead capstone, and a record of scholarly presentations given.

Proposed Timeline of Stamps Program Activities

First year

  • Attend Honors program orientation
  • Attend Stamps Scholars retreat
  • Identify mentor

Second Year

  • Attend Stamps Scholars retreat
  • Attend a leadership or honors conference
  • Present at SCAD

Third year

  • Attend Stamps Scholars retreat
  • Study abroad
  • Present at SCAD and professional conference

Fourth year

  • Attend Stamps Scholars retreat
  • Complete Honors thesis 
  • Present at SCAD and professional conference
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