Alumni (Scholar)

Akaya Smith

New England Jefferson Scholar
Boston, Massachusetts
B.A. University of Virginia (1999)
M.D. Harvard Medical School (2003)


Madison House, Boosters Program, Big-Sibling Program, Medical, Services, Maternity Ward volunteer; Sexual Assault Resource Agency, volunteer, Child Assault Prevention Project, primary facilitator, team leader, assistant supervisor; Vigil for Abused Children, speaker; AIDS Walk - Race Day volunteer, Coordination Committee; Protein Processing Laboratory, Microbiology Department of U.Va. Medical Center, research assistant; Franciscan Children's Hospital for Chronically Ill Children, physical therapy and education volunteer; South End Farmers' Market, founder, market manager; Stepping Stone Program, teacher; Campaign for Virginia, featured speaker; African-American Affairs honor for high academic achievement; Lawn resident; Raven Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; English with Distinction

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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 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 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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