Matt Sonnenblick, JS ’20, reflects on his time as a Jefferson Scholar at U.Va.

May 21, 2020

Matt Sonnenblick, the Minor Family Jefferson Scholar, shares how he came to the decision to move across country and attend U.Va. and reflects on his four years at the University.


Matt Sonnenblick

Minor Family Jefferson Scholar


David and Jane Walentas

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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 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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