Zara Ali

C. Porter Schutt Jefferson Scholar
Wilmington, Delaware


Honor Committee, support officer, investigator/counsel pool; Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development, Projects and Client Relations chair, consultant; Frank Batten Investment Fund, analyst; Charlottesville Debate League, teacher; Virginia Review of Politics, writer; TEDxUVA, Speakers Committee chair; Echols Council, Fireside Chats Committee; Bain & Co. Case Competition, first place; Echols Scholar; Royster-Lawton Fellowship

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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 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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David and Jane Walentas

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

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