Jefferson Scholars Foundation Office
112 Clarke Court
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903


Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Kenzie Brendle, Program and Event Coordinator

Joyce Carman (Col ’01), Associate Director, Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

Katie Cowen (Col ’84), Associate Director, Program Operations

Ben Skipper (Col ’03, JS), Director, Graduate and Undergraduate Programs


Linda Armentrout, Executive Administrative Assistant of Development

Pat Ingram, (Col ’86), Director of Development

Kevin Murray, Director of Gift Planning

Christine Patrick (Col ’92), Associate Director of Development

Peter Schmidt, (Col ‘70, GSBA ‘74), Major Gifts Officer


Lew Burrus (Com ’13), Director of Technology

Helen Dwyer (Com ’92), Director of Business Planning and Operations

Leah Hackman, Financial Analyst

Claire Hume, Accounting Specialist

Mike Lutz, Director of Finance

Karen Tapscott, Financial Assistant

Jimmy Wright, President



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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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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