Alumni (Scholar)

Mandy Pallais

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. White Sr. and Claire C. Smith Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2006
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2006)
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011)

University Mediation Services, public relations director, mediator; Faculty and Students Together, president, founder; Student Council, Religious Affairs; FOCUS; Mediation Skills Program; Upward Bound tutor; AGAPE; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Award; Marshal Jevons Award for Undergraduate Research in Economics; Kenneth G. Elzinga Scholarship for Academic Excellence; Economics Outstanding Major Award, Best Thesis Award; Edwin E. Floyd Prize in Mathematics; William M. Hill Jr. Award in Economics; Robert Kent Gooch Scholarship; Southern Economics Association Award, conference presenter; Richard Heath Dabney Award; Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society; Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society; Golden Key Honour Society; Raven Society; Lawn Resident; Intermediate Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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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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