Stamps Scholars

Stamps Scholars

August 31, 2019 1 By Ronny Jaskolski


So the mission of the STAMPS scholars is
to provide high achieving students with enrichment activities that supplement
their academic career here at LSU. We certainly encourage study abroad for
each and every one of them no matter what their major is and I think that is
one of the first ways they begin to think more broadly about
their place in the world. This past summer I went to Madrid Spain for a month where I was
part of a clinical fellowship where we got to rotate through a few hospitals.
Every year since I’ve been a sophomore I’ve gone to Honduras for medical
service trip during the summer. We stayed in Oxford for three weeks and he made
day trips to London and Bath. It was a seminar class and there were sixteen
people all rebutting points and going around the table and changing our
perspectives as we were talking. And it’s been quite a pleasure and a joy to watch
them grow from a very small cohort. We started with two seven years ago
to now this great group of 34. Being in the STAMPS community I just feel more
connected and involved as a member of LSU. It’s almost like a family really because we’re
all here to support and encourage each other Having those older role models
for us to look up to has been invaluable for us that they’ve set an awesome
example of what a STAMPS scholar should be. It changes their entire
undergraduate experience. They are a very special group of students. I’ve always had a passion for service and realizing how me as just an undergrad
student can have an impact in people’s lives just where I am now has really
motivated me to be able to work toward my future. I really like to be able to
make some kind of social impact with my music. That’s one of the most incredible
things about the STAMPS opportunity it’s not just about LSU it’s about becoming a
citizen of the world and being a better person. These are the leaders on campus and they’re
going to you know move LSU forward.