Austin Owen, JS '18, named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

March 28, 2018

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has announced the names of 12 American students selected to join the next class of James C. Gaither Junior Fellows. Among this year’s winners is Austin Owen, the Glenn Ireland II Jefferson Scholar. 

Austin is a government and foreign affairs major in the politics honors program and will receive a minor in Russian and East European studies. Over the last three and a half years, Austin has made his mark on the University community, serving as president, treasurer and oratory chair of the Jefferson Society, as managing editor of Seriatim Journal of American Politics, and on the legislative affairs committee of student council.

As a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow, Austin will work directly with former ambassador to Russia and Jordan William Burns, the current president of the Carnegie Endowment. To read more about Austin’s plans, read this recent UVA Today article.


Austin Owen

Glenn Ireland II Jefferson Scholar



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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