Their passion for disciplined research, exploration, and study is equaled only by their thirst to engage with others, to teach, and to surround themselves with other broad-ranging thinkers across Grounds. This special dynamic, rooted in the founding of the University, ultimately is what makes the Jefferson Fellows different.

The program’s growth, perhaps most easily tracked by following the increasing annual number of Fellows that permeate the Grounds, is predicated on superb alumni volunteer service, supportive faculty feedback, and – perhaps most importantly – the inclusive environment, pan-University, that the Fellows and the Fellowship program embody.




The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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