Eileen Ying, JS '20, named a Rhodes Scholar

November 25, 2019

The Rhodes Trust has announced the names of 32 American students selected to receive the 2020 Rhodes Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship receive the full cost of attendance for two years of graduate study at Oxford University and are selected not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements, but for their character, commitment to the common good, and for their leadership potential. Among this year’s winners is Eileen Ying, the Martin A. Purcell Family Jefferson Scholar.  


Eileen Ying

Martin A. Purcell Family 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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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.

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