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The Revival of Political History

In 2016, the Foundation assumed full responsibility for funding, nurturing, and sustaining the National Fellowship Program

November 30, 2023

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Jefferson Scholar selected to receive a Rhodes Scholarship

Grant GianGrasso will study clinical medicine at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

November 14, 2023

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Fourth-year Jefferson Scholar delivers personal address as part of UVA's "Double Take" speaker series

Charles Ellison shares his experience being diagnosed with cancer as a child.

October 26, 2023

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Jefferson Scholars Foundation announces award-winning author, curator, and educator joins UVA’s Department of Art

Tatiana Flores joins UVA faculty as the Edgar Shannon Jefferson Scholars Foundation Distinguished Professor in Art History

October 23, 2023

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Foundation establishes first Distinguished Professorships in Engineering

New Systems and Information Engineering Professorships will push boundaries for benefit of society

October 16, 2023

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Reimagining Graduate Education

Over the last 25 years, the Foundation has partnered with the University to support exceptional graduate students.

October 6, 2023

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Third-year Jefferson Scholar shares his recent experiences in Rwanda and what sparked his interest in global health

This summer, Owen Selden spent time in Rwanda conducting research at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali.

September 19, 2023

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Foundation professor publishes new law review article on the surveillance of public-school students

Danielle Citron, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law, writes and teaches about privacy, free expression, and civil rights.

September 19, 2023

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Jefferson Scholar alumnus has created an innovative way to teach youth in Mississippi

Vilas Annavarapu, co-founder of Riverside Collective, gives youth opportunities to take part in a worker-owned business.

September 6, 2023

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Foundation announces speaker for its 2023 Shadwell Speaker Series

New York Times bestselling author Georgia Hunter will talk about her book We Were the Lucky Ones

August 22, 2023

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