Alumni (Scholar)

Elizabeth Clifton

Patricia Frist Elcan Jefferson Scholar
Nashville, Tennessee
B.A. University of Virginia (2000)
J.D. University of Texas School of Law (2003)


International Relations Organization; Madison House, Literacy Passport Program tutor, Helpline, training director; Gamma Phi Beta, Greek Risk manager, Standards Committee chair; Catholic Student Organization; University Guide Service; Class of 2000 Trustee, class gift chair; Alternative Spring Break, site leader; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa president; Golden Key National Honor Society; Raven Society; IMP Society; Lawn resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; History with Distinction

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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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