Two Jefferson Scholars selected as recipients of Double Hoo Research Grants

May 1, 2017

Two members of the Jefferson Scholars Class of 2019 were selected by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence at U.Va. as recipients of 2017 Double Hoo Research Grants. Daniel Ajootian, the Rhode Island Jefferson Scholar, and Tsering Say, the Holbert L. Harris Foundation Jefferson Scholar, will receive up to $6,000 to collaborate with a graduate student on a joint research project. Read about their respective projects and the rest of this year’s recipients 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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