Alumni (Scholar)

Ashwanth Samuel

Hilliard Family Jefferson Scholar
Olathe, Kansas
B.A. University of Virginia (2019)
M.S. University of Virginia (2019)


Inter-Fraternity Council, president, Membership Committee; Undergraduate Research Network, officer; Alternative Spring Break, site-Leader; University Guide Service; Radio Music Society, treasurer, violinist; Charlottesville Symphony, violinist; Unsung People, TurnUp coordinator; Orientation & New Student Programs, orientation leader; Sustained Dialogue; President's Inauguration Committee; TEDxUVA, speaker; Phi Delta Theta, president, philanthropy chair; Echols Scholar; Emerging Greek Leader of the Year; Center for Global Health University Scholar; Dean's List; Lawn Resident; Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award

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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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