Jefferson Scholars Foundation announces $100 million gift from David and Jane Walentas

October 12, 2019

A new merit-based scholarship program aimed at attracting the most talented first-generation students to the University of Virginia will be established as part of a $100 million gift to the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.

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Fellowship

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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David and Jane Walentas

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

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Scholarship

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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