Omika Suryawanshi

Melissa Holland Jefferson Scholar
Ridgefield, Connecticut


American Parliamentary Debate Society; Madison House, tutor; Engineering Student Council; Corcoran Department of History, research assistant; BackStory the American History Podcast, digital media assistant; Hackers@UVA, marketing committee; Indian Student Association; Hoo Crew; Rubik's Cube Club; UNICEF Top 10 Young Leaders; Rodman Scholar

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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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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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