Duchesne Academy Class of 2020 graduate Raleigh Kreis has earned an exclusive Stamps Scholarship. Kreis’ application was among those selected from a field of more than 263,000. The scholarship covers the cost of the recipient’s tuition and also provides additional funds they may use to advance their studies while an undergraduate. Fewer than one percent of applicants receive a Stamps Scholarship.

“I was flabbergasted when I got the phone call. It honestly felt like the end of Charlie in the Chocolate Factory. I was the girl who suddenly got everything she wanted: the chance to attend my dream school at no financial cost,” Kreis said.

Kreis, who achieved a perfect ACT score, will attend Tulane University and plans to study political economy and business. She says her interest in other cultures and countries grew while she was a student at Duchesne.

“I’m especially excited to investigate global trade relationships and how economic policy can affect people around the globe,” Kreis said.

She says Sacred Heart Network service trips taught her ways to help people and how to think about changing systems to help people.

“In the application and interview process to ultimately receive the Stamps Scholarship I drew on these invaluable experiences.”

Kreis received Duchesne’s Stuart Creativity Award during commencement July 30. She is the daughter of Kim and Andrew Kreis. Kim is a science teacher at Duchesne.

Penny and Roe Stamps created the scholarship program in 2006. It now includes 36 universities in the United States.

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