Alumni (Scholar)

Anna Palumbo

Virginia R. and William H. White III Jefferson Scholar
Newport News, Virginia
B.S. University of Virginia (2004)
M.A. New York University (2012)


Westhaven Recreational Center, After School Program; Biology Department research; Chemistry Department research; Westminster Presbyterian Church, Undergraduate Student Fellowship, student leader, choir member, Sunday School teacher; Virginia Sil’hooettes, assistant music director; University Singers; Musicians on Call, founder, president; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Award; Summer Science Scholars Research Award; Brander Wyatt Morrison Prize in Music; Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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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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