Alumni (Scholar)

Mary Grace Sheers

Mary and Daniel Loughran Foundation Jefferson Scholar
McLean, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2018)


Converge UVA, co-founder, Dialogues chair; Housing and Residence Life, senior resident, resident advisor; Sustained Dialogue, chair, External Relations vice chair, moderator; Department of Student Health, Peer Health Educator; UVA-Guatemala Initiative, English tutor; Disability Advocacy & Action Committee, student representative; Perspective Understanding Leadership Sustained Exchange (PULSE), moderator; LGBTQ Center, volunteer; Jefferson Public Service Fellow; Center for American English Language & Culture, English tutor, teaching assistant; International Relations Organization; Echols Scholar; Fulbright 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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David and Jane Walentas

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

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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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