Richard Joseph “Joey” Paris, III has chosen to enroll at the University of Virginia as a Stamps Jefferson Scholar.
The value of the Stamps Jefferson Scholarship for four years at
Virginia is worth up to approximately $243,000, which includes enrichment funds for international
travel, research internships, and outdoor leadership experiences. Paris was chosen for his
leadership, scholarship, perseverance, service, and creativity.
Paris is the son of Richard and Yvette Paris of Roswell.
Paris graduated in May from the Marist School, where he was Valedictorian and served as senior class co-president, peer leader and student ambassador. He also was captain of the Marist lacrosse team and recently was named a U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-American.
He appeared in eight theater productions and sang in the chamber choir and with the Marist Singers.
Outside of school, Parks worked as a youth basketball coach and founded Man2Man, a mentoring program for middle school boys. In addition to being a Stamps Jefferson Scholar, Parks is also a National Merit Scholar and a National AP Scholar.
The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation partners with 41 visionary colleges and universities to award multi-year scholarships that enable extraordinary educational experiences.
Of approximately 600,000 applications reviewed for consideration in 2014, 188 were selected as Stamps Leadership Scholars--less than .033% of the applicant pool. The new recipients, whose combined Stamps awards are worth almost $28 million, join nearly 550 Stamps Leadership Scholars and alumni as beneficiaries of these generous merit awards.