The Jefferson Scholars Foundation remains committed to helping UVA attract and retain faculty who are passionate about being a part of the University community. Professors who create transformative classroom experiences and who are leading-edge researchers in their fields ultimately help the Foundation fulfill its mission to attract to Grounds outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.

Through two different efforts, the Foundation ensures that talented teachers, researchers, and professors are recognized for their work and are able to continue making their mark on the University.

Distinguished Professorship Program

With more than $165 million in endowed funds supporting its Distinguished Professorship Program, the Foundation is able to help attract to UVA exceptional faculty across a wide range of fields.

Faculty Awards

Every year the Foundation recognizes current UVA faculty for exceptional classroom teaching through its Faculty Awards Program.

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Scholarships

The Jefferson Scholarship and the Walentas Scholarship are the premier undergraduate scholarships at the University of Virginia.

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Distinguished Professorships

Learn more about the Foundation’s Professorship Program.

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Fellowships

The Foundation supports world-class graduate students through Jefferson Fellowships and National Fellowships.

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