Alumni (Scholar)

Emma Murphy

Hathaway Family Jefferson Scholar
Ellicott City, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (2012)


U.Va. Women’s Center International Initiatives, intern (2011-2012); Haven Day Shelter, kitchen volunteer; Casa Alma Catholic Worker for peace and justice; University Singers, publicity chair; Virginia Organizing Project; Sustained Dialogue; Student Council, Civic Engagement Committee; University Singers; Chamber Singers; Alpha Phi Omega, Community Build Committee; First Year Fellowship; Agape Christian Fellowship; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow; Institute for Practical Ethics Scholarship; Z Society First Year Recognition; Raven Society First Year Recognition; Seven Society Recognition; Raven Society; Hollingsworth Ethics Essay Award; Dean's List; Intermediate Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Echols Scholar

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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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