Alumni (Scholar)

Lara Collier

Westmoreland Coal Company – Penn Virginia Jefferson Scholar
Class: 1996
Hometown: Big Stone Gap, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (1996)
Ph.D. Stanford University (2003)

Madison House, Medical Services; Judiciary Liaison; House Activities co-chair; First Year Contact; Alpha Chi Omega, ISC Judge; Wind Ensemble; Corks and Curls, photographer, assistant photo editor-academics; Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research; Day on the Lawn volunteer; Biology representative to the College Advisory Board; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Rho Chi; Raven Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Lawn resident; Merck Index Award; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; Biology Distinguished Majors Program/Chemistry with Honors

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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 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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