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Cloverdale JAG student earns Stamps Scholarship to Purdue University

Cloverdale High School Senior Tabiah Foster has been named one of the incoming Stamps Scholars at Purdue University, where she also will be a member of the Purdue 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 E. 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.

 

Tabiah Foster also is a member of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program, a national workforce skills readiness program for high school students. It focuses on the importance of earning a high school diploma to develop skills that include problem solving, leadership, job seeking, team building, and academic skills; all necessary to complete post-secondary training and success in today’s job market. 

While at Cloverdale, Tabiah’s JAG program has been led by specialist Karl Turk, who was recently recognized as the Putnam County Citizen of the Year by the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.  

 

“We are so proud of Tabiah for securing such a prestigious scholarship, and are grateful to Karl Turk and the JAG program at Cloverdale High School for preparing our young people for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Greg Lee, who oversees nine JAG programs in western Indiana. “The JAG experience not only sets young people up for success after high school, it also teaches valuable personal and career skills they will carry with them throughout their lives.”  

 

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. The Stamps Scholars Program welcomes and supports students from all backgrounds and areas of study.

 

The Stamps Scholarship program was created by Penny and Roe Stamps, originally at the University of Michigan and Georgia Tech. It has since grown to award multi-year merit scholarships across the United States. 

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