Alumni (Scholar)

Chris Zirpoli

Middendorf Foundation - Nicholas G. Penniman III Jefferson Scholar
Westminster, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (2005)
J.D. University of Virginia (2010)
M.Phil. University of Cambridge


Washington Literary Society and Debating Union, president, treasurer, Best Provisional Debate, Best Provisional Literary Presentation, Best Serious Debate, Virginia Classic Debate Tournament director, 2003 Smith-Simpson Rotunda Debate on Diplomacy winner; Center for Politics volunteer; Virginia Classic High School Debate Tournament, director, assistant director; Raven Society Intermediate Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; 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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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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