Barry University Stamps Leadership Scholarship

Barry is a Catholic institution of higher education located in Miami Shores, Florida, and founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Grounded in the liberal arts tradition, the University community embraces all faith traditions, and is committed to the highest academic standards in undergraduate, graduate and professional education. In the Catholic tradition, integration of study, reflection and action form our intellectual life.

Faithful to this tradition, the Barry experience fosters individual and communal transformation where learning leads to knowledge and truth, reflection leads to informed action, and a commitment to social justice leads to collaborative service.

At Barry students find:
• Rigorous academics combined with hands-on career preparation.
• Outstanding programs in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, medical sciences, human performance and leisure science, law, natural and health sciences, nursing, psychology, social work and theology.
• A personal and purposeful approach to learning.
• A diverse community of scholars dedicated to teaching.
• A student body and faculty enriched by diversity of belief and interfaith dialogue.
• A solid academic reputation.

At Barry, students are encouraged to reach their full potential and to make a difference in the world.


At Barry, students receive highly personalized attention from dedicated professors. Barry graduates go on to further their studies at institutions such as Baylor College of Law, Emory University Goizueta School of Business, Boston University School of Medicine, Tufts University Dental School and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

Barry University’s Stamps Leadership Scholars Program recognizes top performing scholars who are also promising future leaders. Barry’s full merit scholarship, funded through the generosity of the Stamp Family Charitable Foundation, demonstrates Barry’s commitment to attracting and cultivating outstanding students from around the nation and around the globe. The Stamps Leadership Scholars Program provides full tuition and room and board over four years, plus funds for study abroad, undergraduate research, and other exceptional learning experiences.

With the generous support of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, the program invests in an exclusive group of high-achieving incoming freshmen with an interest in leadership and service. Barry University provides matching dollars to provide a full merit scholarship. The award is renewable each year, based on GPA, leadership training, and community service requirements. Barry’s Stamps Leadership Scholars take part in the Honors Program at the University and participate in the special events and activities offered by the Program. Stamps Scholars have their own advisor who works with the University administration and the Foundation to monitor the student experience, provide counsel to the students, and act as a liaison to the Stamps Leadership Scholars Program.

The Benefits of Being a Stamps Scholar at Barry University:
• Annual renewable scholarship for tuition, room and board
• One-time $6,000 award for study abroad or other extraordinary learning experience
• A faculty advisor who serves as your personal mentor
• Unique cultural experiences
• Leadership training and service activities
• Receptions and dinner with the donors and faculty
• Prominent leadership opportunities, including the Presidential Ambassador Program and student representative role at University events
• Access to a national network of Stamps Scholars and special Stamps leadership and fellowship programs

Admissions Process for the Stamps Scholarship
Prospective Stamps Leadership Scholars must meet minimum requirements:

• An SAT score of 1200 or higher or an ACT score of 27 or higher
• A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher
• A demonstrated and active involvement in community service and leadership

Each year, a committee of faculty and administrators invites qualified students to apply for the scholarship program. You must complete an essay, provide evidence of community service and leadership (Statement of Co-Curricular Engagement Form), and complete an interview in person or by phone. Based on these criteria, the committee selects students to become Barry University Stamps Leadership Scholars.

For more information:

Telephone: 305-899-3000