Meghan O'Leary, JS '07, shares her unique path to the Olympics with ESPN

August 5, 2016

Six years after picking up her first oar, Jefferson Scholar alumna, Meghan O’Leary, prepares for the women’s double sculls in the 2016 Olympics. Learn about her incredible journey to Rio in this ESPN video highlight and read about her background here.


Meghan O'Leary

Hilliard 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 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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