Omika Suryawanshi

Melissa Holland Jefferson Scholar
Ridgefield, Connecticut


Parliamentary Debate Society at UVA; Madison House, tutor; Engineering Student Council; Corcoran Department of History, research assistant; BackStory Podcast, digital media assistant; Hackers@UVA, marketing committee; Indian Student Association; Hoo Crew; Rubik's Cube Club; Rodman Scholar; UNICEF Top 10 Young Leaders; Connecticut's 40 Under 40; Sandy Williams Alumni Legacy Scholar; Change Leader Scholar; Business Today Scholar

Connect with our community

View Scholars


David and Jane Walentas

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

Read more


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.

Read more


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.

Read more