“Students selected to be a part of the Stamps program are of excellent character and demonstrate the desire to combine research and service learning and to use their gifts and talents to solve many of the world’s problems,” said Penny Elkins, senior vice president for enrollment management.
The nine recipients were chosen from more than 300 applicants based on their leadership, scholarship, service and innovation.
Hosmer graduated from Armuchee High School where she was involved in equestrian and served as an equestrian instructor at the Georgia Camp for the Blind. She also participated in an academic decathlon where she received the highest overall score in the honors division at the district level. She plans to major in biochemistry and molecular biology at Mercer.
The scholarship covers the full cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, room, board and books. In addition, Stamps Leadership Scholars will each receive an iPad and $4,000 enrichment stipend to support activities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, unpaid internships and conference fees.