Alumni (Scholar)

Amanda Penabad

Molly Hereford - Susanne Smith Jefferson Scholar
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
B.A. University of Virginia (2007)
J.D. University of Chicago (2012)
Professional Sector:
Law/Legal Services


First Year Honor Committee; Maupin House Council, Community Service coordinator; Madison House, Tutoring Program, Migrant Aid Program Virginia Service Coalition; Sigma Sigma Sigma; Monroe Society; Sexual Assault Facts and Education vice president; Sexual Assault Resource Agency volunteer, student board member; Sexual Assault Education Council; U.Va. Women’s Center intern, development, nominations; Days on the Lawn; Take Back the Night Planning Committee; Women’s Leadership Development Program; Hoos Cooking, founder and president; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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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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David and Jane Walentas

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

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