Alumni (Scholar)

Adom Getachew

William H.P. Young Jefferson Scholar
Arlington, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2009)
Ph.D. Yale University (2015)
Professional Sector:


Resident Staff, resident advisor · Project Youth Uplift, vice president, tutor · Organization of African Students, African Studies Initiative · Madison House, “I Have a Dream” Program, tutor · Sustained Dialogue treasurer · Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success, Education and Membership Committee co-chair, My Brothers Keeper/Young BUCKS co-chair · Miller Center of Public Affairs, undergraduate research assistant · Office of African-American Affairs peer advisor, selections chair · Raven Society · Board of Visitors, student representative · Omicron Delta Kappa · Raven Society · Phi Beta Kappa · Lawn Resident · Intermediate Honors · Dean’s List · Honorary Holland Scholar · Echols Scholar

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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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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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