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

1. School Eligibility

If you are a student or a parent of a student, please contact your counselor to express interest in being nominated.

If you are a school counselor, please email 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 or Walentas 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 counseling department of your school.




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

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

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