Alumni (Scholar)

Lauren Jackson

R.E. Lee Wilson Jefferson Scholar
Little Rock, Arkansas
B.A. University of Virginia (2017)
M.S. Oxford University (2018)
M.P.P. Oxford University (2019)
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The New Yorker, intern; CNN, intern; United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, policy and advocacy intern; International Rescue Committee, intern; National Geographic photographer, intern; Latter Day Saint Institute Council, president; Cavalier Daily; opinion section columnist; TEDxUVA, conference co-curator; University Guides Service; RADICAL Advertising and Promotions, marketing strategist; HackCville, marketing team designer; Jefferson Public Service Fellows; Advertising Committee, design associate; CNN.com, writer; Truman Scholarship, finalist; Jefferson Public Citizens, grant recipient; Harrison Award, recipient; Center for Global Health, grant recipient; Institute for Practical Ethics, grant recipient; Rhodes Scholar, 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 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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