Over the last 13 years, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation has established three different faculty recognition programs, awarding nearly $500,000 to approximately 55 faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Curry School of Education, the Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, the McIntire School of Commerce, the School of Architecture, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of Medicine. 

Recipients receive cash stipends and are recognized at a reception at the Foundation. All recipients are also welcomed into the Jefferson Scholars community as Faculty Fellows and are invited to participate in all appropriate Foundation programs and events.

2018 Faculty Award Winners - Upper row (left to right): Gavin Garner, David Gies, and Kambiz Kalantari. Lower row (left to right): Gary Koenig, George Overstreet, and Lisa Reilly

Foundation Faculty Prize

Awarded biennially, the Foundation Faculty Prize is voted on by Jefferson Scholars alumni on the criteria of leadership, scholarship and citizenship. David Gies, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, is the recipient of the 2018 Foundation Faculty Prize.

Award for Excellence in Teaching

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, in 2012 the Jefferson Scholars Foundation began recognizing University faculty who have demonstrated both excellence in teaching and exceeding care for their students. This award honors those teachers in our community who have gone the extra mile in fulfilling their vocation without regard for their own advancement. 

The 2018 recipients are:

  • Kambiz Kalantari, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Center for Immunity, Inflammation & Regenerative Medicine, School of Medicine
  • George Overstreet, McIntire School of Commerce
  • Lisa Reilly, Department of Architectural History, School of Architecture

Hartfield Excellence in Teaching Award

Since 2010, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation has recognized faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Science with an annual award. Recipients demonstrate that communicating knowledge and inspiring students are as important to the education process as scholarship, and they exemplify the highest standards and practices of teaching.

The 2018 recipients are:

 

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Fellowship

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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Legacy

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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Scholarship

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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