The Jefferson Scholarship
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia is now accepting nominations for the next class of Jefferson Scholars.
What is a Jefferson Scholarship?
The Jefferson scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Valued at more than $150,000 for an in-state student and $290,000 for out-state, it is awarded based on merit and covers the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia. In addition, the Scholarship provides a number of enrichment opportunities, including a study abroad experience.
What is the Jefferson Scholarship competition?
Students must be nominated by their high schools based on demonstrated excellence and exceptional potential in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. Nominees participate in a regional selection process and if identified as a regional finalist, the student will be invited to the University of Virginia to participate in the Jefferson Scholars Selection Weekend.
To learn more about the Scholarship criteria and selection process, please visit www.jeffersonscholars.org.
What is the Jefferson Scholars Foundation?
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is an independent organization whose sole mission is to serve the University of Virginia by identifying, attracting, and nurturing individuals of extraordinary intellectual range and depth who possess the highest concomitant qualities of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship
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