Rennie Kendrick and the Duck

2016 Stamps Scholars

Champions come from everywhere. They can excel at biology as easily as baseball; one can be as sharp in history as another is at hockey.

The University of Oregon celebrates all of its champions. That's why every year it holds special events when some of Oregon's top students sign up to become academic Ducks, earning admission to a prestigious group of scholars through the Stamps Scholarship Program.

Aimed at high-achieving Oregon students, Stamps Scholarships provide not only tuition and living costs but also funds for travel abroad, research and other experiences that broaden their education and prepare them to be leaders, achievers and lifelong learners.

Please welcome this year's Stamps Scholar class to the University of Oregon.

Rennie Kendrick and her family with the Duck on signing day
April 7

This year's first Stamps Scholar signs with the UO

More than 100 people attended a signing ceremony at Portland's Grant High School to welcome Rennie Kendrick to the Duck flock.

Makenna Pennel, center, with family
April 19

Triangle Lake student Stamps her ticket to the UO

Pennel, co-president and founder of the school’s robotics team, arrived at the signing ceremony in a robotic cart she helped design and build