Before logging in to start a nomination, here are a few quick reminders.

1. School Eligibility

We recommend that you please e-mail the Foundation at to verify your school’s eligibility. 

2. School Nominator

Are you the school representative who will be the primary nominator for the Jefferson Scholarship? If so, proceed to the login portal to begin the nomination. If you are not the appropriate school official to administer the nomination process, contact the guidance department of your school.


Meet the Scholars



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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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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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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