Alumni (Scholar)

Luke Williams

Peggy and Henry Valentine Jefferson Scholar
La Canada - Flintridge, California
B.A. University of Virginia (2018)


Housing and Residence Life, assistant vice chair, senior resident, resident advisor; Black Student Alliance, Leadership Development chair; UVA Student Council, Outreach Committee chair, Internal Affairs Committee chair, Public Service Committee; Black Monologues, actor, writer; Department of Drama's Dance Program, choreographer, dancer; Community Theater Project, actor; Meriwether Lewis Institute for Citizen Leadership; Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center, Men's Leadership Project; Phi Delta Theta; Carter G. Woodson Institute, intern; Echols Scholar; Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute Fellow; The Minerva Award; Ingrassia Family Research Grant; U.Va. Diversifying Scholarship Undergraduate Research Competition, first place; 2018 Virginia's Best Emerging Poets; Sheri Gayle Richman Memorial Scholarship

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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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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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