Alumni (Scholar)

Allison Abramson

Randolph P. Barton Family Jefferson Scholar
Charleston, South Carolina
B.A. University of Virginia (2004)
M.S. Georgetown University (2007)
Ph.D. Emory University (2015)


Women’s Club Volleyball; Madison House, Athletics Head Program director, YMCA girls basketball coach; Bioethics Society, assistant director of administration; U.Va. Hospital, Digestive Health Center of Excellence volunteer; Reformed University Fellowship; Delta Delta Delta; Greek Woman of the Fall Semester; Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List

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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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David and Jane Walentas

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

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