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Foundation has announced the names of 46 high school seniors selected to join the Jefferson and Walentas Scholars’ Class of 2028

The Foundation administered two distinct and highly competitive selection processes to build the Class of 2028

May 28, 2024

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Jefferson Scholar alumnus receives Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to study at Stanford University

Nathan Abraham (JS '20) plans to pursue a law degree to help change the criminal legal system

May 10, 2024

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Foundation professor Dorothy Leidner is bridging the gap between AI and human dignity

Dorothy Leidner teaches a course at UVA's McIntire School of Commerce entitled “Ethical Application of Artificial Intelligence”

May 6, 2024

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Jefferson Scholars Foundation honors five outstanding UVA faculty members

The Foundation has announced the winners of its 2024 faculty awards

April 23, 2024

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Jefferson Scholars Foundation, School of Medicine, and Engineering School work together to attract renowned scholar in the field of nanotechnology

Evan Scott will join the University faculty as the 8th professor funded by the Foundation

April 18, 2024

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Third Year Jefferson Scholar receives Goldwater Scholarship to study mathematics

Catherine Cossaboom, JS '25, receives prestigious award to continue her studies in mathematics

April 18, 2024

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Jefferson Scholar receives Truman Scholarship to pursue her graduate studies

Lisa Kopelnik, JS '25, is the 12th Jefferson Scholar to receive a Truman Scholarship

April 18, 2024

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Fourth Year Jefferson Scholar named a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Kristin O'Donoghue, JS '24, will assist a senior fellow in the program and will help with writing op-eds and policy proposals

April 9, 2024

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Fourth Year Jefferson Scholar shares her passion for research and public health

Ava Hollis, JS '24, reflects on her experience studying neuroscience at UVA.

April 5, 2024

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Jefferson Scholar selected as new chair of the University Judiciary Committee will prioritize transparency and creation of endowment

Harper Jones, JS '25, shares her goals for next year as the newly selected chair

April 5, 2024

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