Before logging in to start a nomination, here are a few quick reminders.

1. School Eligibility

We recommend that you please e-mail the Foundation at to verify your school’s eligibility. 

2. School Nominator

Are you the school representative who will be the primary nominator for the Jefferson Scholarship? If so, proceed to the login portal to begin the nomination. If you are not the appropriate school official to administer the nomination process, contact the guidance department of your school.


Meet the Scholars


David and Jane Walentas

A transformational gift for UVA — $100 million to benefit first-generation students

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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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