Avital Balwit

G. Bernard Hamilton Family Jefferson Scholar
Portland, Oregon


Madison House, Board of Directors; Housing & Residence Life, senior resident, resident advisor; Virginia Review of Politics, print editor, junior editor; The Roosevelt Society, secretary; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society; Echols Scholar; Royster-Lawton Fellowship; The Institute for Practical Ethics & Public Life Grant; Raven Society

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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 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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