UVA Today – Graduates Garner an Array of Scholarships and Research Awards

Posted to Scholars & Fellows in the News on Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 10:26 am

May 19, 2010 — The University of Virginia’s Class of 2010 include winners of two Udall Scholarships, a Gates Scholarship, a Luce Foundation Scholarship, a Truman Scholarship, a Goldwater Scholarship; a recipient of the Davis Prize for Peace; and at least four Fulbright Scholars. Five students have received University Awards for Undergraduate Arts Projects, and there are eight Double ‘Hoo research award-winners and 38 Harrison Undergraduate Research Award winners.

Among the graduates, five students [three of whom are Jefferson Scholars] have received seven prestigious national scholarships, demonstrating their commitment to academic excellence. But they have also contributed to their communities in various ways, such as leading Alternative Spring Break trips, working with local community groups and leading a Girl Scout troop.