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Rock Bridge High School senior named Purdue University Stamps Scholar

Gianna Durante brick wall faceRock Bridge High School senior Gianna Durante has been named one of the incoming Stamps Scholars at Purdue University, where she will also be a member of the Honors College.

The Stamps Scholars Program covers a student’s full cost of attendance (tuition, room, and board) and connects students with a national network of dedicated peers. With the support of benefactors Roe Stamps and his late wife Penny, the award also gives scholars access to an academic enrichment fund of up to $10,000 to finance activities such as academic conferences, study abroad experiences or internships.

Eligible students are automatically considered for the Stamps Scholarship upon applying to Purdue. Purdue Stamps Scholars demonstrate academic merit, strong leadership potential and exceptional character.

While at Rock Bridge High School, Gianna was heavily involved in the school’s nationally-ranked Ethics Bowl team. She also conducted research at the University of Missouri and led and participated in Youth Group, Girls Who Code, soccer, chess, and math competitions.

The Stamps Scholars Program welcomes and supports students from all backgrounds and areas of study. Gianna plans to study Neurobiology and Physiology while attending Purdue University.