Alumni (Scholar)

Rachel Smith

George Lewis Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2013
Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts
B.S. University of Virginia (2013)
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2018)
Professional Sectors:
Business Development

Engineering Students Without Borders, president, Project Committee chair; SPARK! Design Club, co-founder and vice president; Water and Health in Limpopo, South Africa Project; Ballroom Dance Club; Global Development Organization; African Studies Forum; Peer Advising Family Network; Hooligans Breakdancing Club; Jefferson Scholars Public Citizen Grant; Lawn Resident; Rodman 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 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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