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Regional Competition & Schools

Eligible secondary schools may nominate two students per year from the senior class to be a Jefferson Scholar.

Most commonly, nominees participate in a regional competition with nominees from other local schools. A separate competition permits a review of all U.Va. Early Action applicants, including international applicants to U.Va., Nursing School applicants, School of Architecture applicants and Engineering School applicants attending secondary schools not eligible to participate in the regional competitions.

Use the search tool to determine if your secondary school is currently eligible to make a Jefferson Scholar nomination. If your school is located in one of our regions (see drop down menu below) but is not yet in our database, please email us at or call 434.243.9029 to inquire about being included in our regional competition.