Alumni Connections brings together current Jefferson Scholars and Fellows and Foundation alumni to ceate an impactful networking opportunity. By agreeing to be a connection, alumni provide Scholars and Fellows with career advice, shadowing opportunities, externships or internships throughout the year. The Foundation provides all participating students with a modest stipend so that they can work in a particular area of interest with a member of the Jefferson Scholars alumni community. Last year the program matched more than 50 Scholars or Fellows with Foundation alumni.

We invite Foundation alumni to log in to our website and take a few minutes to answer a questions about your career, your background, and how you are willing to be of assistance. The Scholars and Fellows will utilize this information throughout the year, so please include any job opportunites you are aware of through the close of 2016.  

The Foundation will compile the collective opportunities and distribute them to the Scholars and Fellows on January 30. If you have any questions about the Alumni Connections Program, or if we can be of assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask. 

We also want to take a moment to invite you to join our Jefferson Scholars Foundation Network on LinkedIn. Our hope is that interested community members will use this group to connect with other individuals who support the Jefferson Scholars Foundation mission in a variety of ways.



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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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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