Alumni (Scholar)

Ben Gilbert

Randolph P. Barton Family Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2017
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

Rodman Council, co-president; Jewish Religious Life Council, president; Physics Research, Qweak Project; UVA NASA Robotic Mining Team; Spectra; Alpha Epsilon Pi; American Lung Association National Volunteer Excellence Award, 2013; Dean’s List; Rodman Scholar

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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 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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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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