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Jeremiah Esteban

Stamps 1693 Scholar

Stamps logoJeremiah Esteban


Weyers Cave, VA (Fort Defiance HS)

Academic Interests

Pre-Health Sciences, Data Science, Engineering, Music, Neuroscience

Why W&M

William & Mary has been one of my top colleges since I first visited it years ago. Despite the pandemic regulations and bad weather, I had an immediate liking for the campus. The size and location were ideal for me, being only a few hours from home but far enough to get out of the Shenandoah Valley. Having grown up in the backwoods of Augusta County, the acres of woods and abundant wildlife surrounding campus made me feel at home. The students I met were kind and welcoming, and they all seemed to be enjoying their experience. Later on, as I began applying to colleges, I knew that William & Mary was one of my best options.

I chose William & Mary mainly for its academic reputation and engaged community. I wanted to attend a school that would offer excellence in both STEM and the humanities; William & Mary was one of the few colleges that could do both, not to mention its plethora of clubs. Unlike most competitive schools, the community appeared supportive and collaborative. I knew that I would be academically challenged but also encouraged by my peers and instructors. Upon meeting other scholars at finalist weekend, I decided to attend William & Mary with or without the scholarship; if the other students were anything like the people I met, William & Mary was the place for me. When Dr. Cristol called to offer the scholarship, I accepted immediately. I am beyond thankful to be a part of this community and will strive to bring joy and encouragement here for the next four years.

W&M Activities 
High School Activities 
  • Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School
  • Senior Class President
  • SCA Executive Board Member and Communications Liaison
  • Actor in Musical Theater
  • Valley Every Nation Campus Worship Team 
  • Head Chorister in Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir 
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • National Art Honor Society Officer
  • Shenandoah Valley Forensics League
  • FIRST Robotics Team 3361 Member
  • Bella Voce Ensemble
  • Volunteer at Valley Children’s Advocacy Center
Awards / Distinctions
  • National Honor Society
  • National Art Honor Society
  • William & Mary Leadership Award
  • Rotary Club of Staunton High School Code of Ethics Award
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen’s Award
  • Shenandoah Valley Forensics League Humorous Duo Interpretation Champion
  • Voice of Democracy District Winner
  • Early College Scholars Program
  • AP Scholar with Honor