Henry Young

Stamps 1693 Scholar



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Evanston, IL (Evanston Township High School)

Areas of Interest

Economics, Computer Science, International Relations

Why W&M

Throughout the entire college process, I was lost. I held many preconceived notions on the perfect college for high-achieving students and became engrossed with what college rankings and metrics said, rather than find a place where I could actually thrive. It was not until I stepped onto William and Mary’s campus that I began to reconsider my most basic assumptions about the college process. As I spent more and more time at William and Mary, I began to realize that this was a place where I could actually see myself. I finally found a place I could call home.

William and Mary is my home for pragmatic reasons, too. My favorite subject areas, economics and international relations, are some of the strongest departments in the college. A strong liberal arts education in conjunction with research opportunities with top notch professors enables me to learn and apply my findings outside of the classroom. I am firmly under the belief that students must learn in a holistic manner, meaning some of the best learning experiences take place outside of the classroom. The college empowers students by giving them ample opportunities to work alongside professors, co-author papers, and get involved in clubs.

Yet when it came down to nit-picking between my college options, what really sold me on William and Mary was the warm, vibrant community. I soon realized the most valuable facet in the college process could not simply be quantified by some online college website. At the very beginning of my visit it was apparent that the William and Mary faculty genuinely care about your presence on campus. From students collaborating on joint projects to visiting class seminars where professors were excited to teach, the comradery and excitement I found was simply unparalleled. I could visualize myself here, and I knew I found my home for the next four years.

High School Activities
  • Varsity Soccer
  • U-18 Soccer
  • Co-Founder and COO of UScan Technologies
  • Intern at South Pacific Business Development
  • Emerge Executive Board Member
  • Co-President of the Investment Club
  • DECA Board Member
Awards / Distinctions
  • "Best Overall Start-Up" at MIT Launch
  • "Best Pitch" and "Most Investable" at Catapult Boston
  • AFS Argentina Summer Exchange