Alumni (Scholar)

Abbie Klinghoffer

Richard S. Cross Jefferson Scholar
Abington, Pennsylvania
B.A. University of Virginia (2008)
M.P.P. University of Virginia (2009)


Madison House, Rivanna Trails Project, “I Have a Dream” Program; Alternative Spring Break, Executive Board, president, site leader coordinator/leader/ mentor, Service Learning Research grant; Sustained Dialogue; Jewish Arab Sustained Dialogue; Outdoors at U.Va.; SERVE, project site leader; VISTA Summer Outdoor Orientation instructor; Sigma Kappa; University League Tennis; Monroe Society, special projects chair; Hillel Jewish Center, Community Service Committee; Raven Society Research Fellowship; Intermediate Honors; Lawn Resident; Dean’s List

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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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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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David and Jane Walentas

A transformational gift for UVA — $100 million to benefit first-generation students

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