Alumni (Scholar)

Dagney Pruner

Nancy and Neal O. Wade Jr. Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2012
Hometown: Houston, Texas
B.A. University of Virginia (2012)
M.S. The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism (2017)

First Year Council; Second Year Council; Madison House, Boosters; Barrett Day Care Center, teaching aide; University Dance Club; Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center, dance instructor; American Indian Student Union; Kappa Kappa Gamma, Standards Committee, social chair, apparel chair, Academic Committee; University Democrats; Global Development Studies, major advisor; Global Development Organization; Jefferson Public Citizens Grant to conduct research on South African disabled community, recipient; Dean’s List

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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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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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