Three Jefferson Scholars offer words of advice to the incoming students

August 24, 2018

This academic year, eight Jefferson Scholars will be living on the Lawn. Recently, three of those Scholars were featured in a UVA Today article, offering their advice to the incoming First Years.

Ashwanth Samuel, the Hilliard Family Scholar, Irena Huang, the Reginald S. and Julia W. Fleet Foundation Scholar, and Sam Powers, the Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation Scholar, all share what makes the University special to them. Click here to read the story.




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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