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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David and Jane Walentas

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

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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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