Alumni (Scholar)

Ben Rudgley

Reginald S. and Julia W. Fleet Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2016
Hometown: London, England
B.A. University of Virginia (2016)

UVA for Bernie Sanders, co-founder and organizing chair; Legislators of Tomorrow, bill writer and research coordinator for House Bill 206 (signed into law 2014); Student Council, Legislative Affairs Committee; University Guide Service, historical and admissions tour guide; University Judiciary Committee, counselor; Cavalier Daily, opinion columnist; Seriatim Journal of American Politics and Public Policy, contributor; University Democrats; Madison House, SOCA volunteer; Borgen Project, regional director; Mark Warner for Senate, finance intern; NETwork Against Malaria, president; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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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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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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