Making a Difference: Trey Spellman Receives Stamp of Approval

Trey Spellman, a recent high school graduate from Hidden Hills, received a prestigious full scholarship from Stamps Scholars to attend the University of Southern California this fall. One of only two incoming USC freshmen to receive this scholarship, Trey’s outstanding academic excellence, leadership experience, and exceptional character make him a worthy recipient.Only 230 students were selected to join the 13th class of Stamps Scholars from nearly 300,000 applicants pursuing paths in medicine, education, engineering, history, public policy, and visual and performing arts. Penny and Roe Stamps initially created merit scholarship programs in 2006 for undergraduates at their alma maters—the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech. Since then, the Stamps Scholars community has grown into a nationwide network of colleges and universities with more than 1800 current scholars and alumni. The value of Stamps scholarships to the new class of scholars over their time in school is worth up to approximately $36 million. “Through our strong partnerships with 40 exceptional colleges and universities across the country, we take great pride in our support of these remarkable young people,” notes Roe Stamps, founder and chairman of the Stamps Foundation. These students will also benefit from the Stamps community on campus and nationally. The scholarship also includes an enrichment fund that Trey and the others can use for academic and professional development, ranging from study abroad to internships and independent research.