First Chaired Jefferson Professor prepares to make his way to U.Va.

February 20, 2017

Last week the Foundation announced that Jianhua “JC” Cang, a renowned neurobiology professor from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, was selected as the holder of the Paul T. Jones Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professorship. The Cavalier Daily recently spoke with Professor Cang and shared his path to U.Va. through the Foundation’s Professorship initiative. Read the story here.



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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