Jefferson Scholars Foundation Announces Two New Fellowship Opportunities

December 16, 2016

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is excited to announce two fellowship opportunities available to doctoral students for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Jefferson Fellowship Program at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
The newly revamped Jefferson Fellowship competition will offer doctoral students in Arts & Sciences departments an opportunity to obtain full fellowship support, a research fund and a release from assistantship responsibilities during their first two post-candidacy years (typically their fourth and fifth years of study).  Click here to learn more about eligibility, selection criteria, and the application procedure.

National Fellowship Program
The University’s long-standing National Fellowship Program supports outstanding scholars at top institutions across the country who are completing dissertations in American history, politics, public policy and foreign relations. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation will assume the leadership of this prestigious program, and recipients will have the opportunity to join the Foundation’s robust, interdisciplinary community of scholars. Click here to learn more about the program, including its history, the selection criteria, and application procedure.



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 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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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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