Three Jefferson Scholars awarded Marshall Scholarships in the same year

November 29, 2016

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission has announced the names of the individuals selected to receive Marshall Scholarships in 2017. Among the winners are three Jefferson Scholars—Abraham Axler (the William H.P. Young Jefferson Scholar), William Henagan (the Ernest H. and Jeanette P. Ern Jefferson Scholar), and Sarah Koch (the Frank and Ann Hereford Jefferson Scholar). This marks the first time in either U.Va.’s history or the history of the Foundation that three students have been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious award in a single year.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at a U.K. institution in any field of study. To learn about the background and future plans of these outstanding Scholars, click 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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