The mission of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation is to serve the University of Virginia by identifying, attracting, and nurturing individuals of extraordinary intellectual range and depth who possess the highest concomitant qualities of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.
Jefferson Scholars Foundation
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation attracts the most promising leaders, scholars, and citizens in the world and provides them with sufficient financial support so that they are free to develop their talents—using them for the good of the University community and beyond.
Based solely on merit, the Jefferson Fellowship attracts Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates who show outstanding achievement and the highest promise as scholars, teachers, public servants, and business leaders.
Professors joining the University by way of the Foundation’s Chaired Professorships are not only leaders in their respective disciplines, but they’re also dedicated to providing the best learning experience for undergraduates.