Pri Karlapudi

A Scottsdale teen is one of 267 top students across the country have won Stamps Scholarships.

Pri Karlapudi, who is entering the University of Arizona to study physiology and medical sciences, joins what Stamps Scholarships officials call “an accomplished network of highly driven individuals who are committed to leaving an impact on their local and larger communities.”

Selected from over 263,000 applications, the 15th class of Stamps Scholars was chosen by their universities and colleges for academic excellence, leadership experience, dedication to service, and exceptional character.

Pri was in the top 10 of her graduating class with a 4.7 GPA and was a National Merit Scholarship winner. A varsity swimmer who also is in the J Swim Club at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community center, she was National honor Society president and a member of the HOSA Future Health Professionals club, Society of Women Scholars and Spanish Honor Society.  

A research intern at mayor Clinic's orthopedic department, Pri also was finance director for the Arizona Youth Climate Coalition. 

At most partner universities, the Stamps Scholarship covers a full ride all four years of undergraduate study and includes enrichment funds for academic and professional development such as, study abroad and research. 

Stamps Scholars have used their funds to conduct scientific research in Antarctica, study abroad in Jordan and attend a medical Spanish program in Ecuador.

“This year’s group of new students join us at a time when our alumni network has grown stronger and more capable to be leaders in innovation across STEM, humanities, business, and other fields,” said Roe Stamps, founder of the Stamps Scholars Program.