Alumni (Scholar)

Emily Pearce

Olsson Family Jefferson Scholar
Williamsburg, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2012)
B.S. University of Virginia (2012)
Professional Sector:
Healthcare Services


Madison House, Bridging the Gap, program director, Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy instructor-in-training, mentor; Alternative Spring Break, president (2011-2012), site leader chair (2010-2011), site leader (ASB Grand Canyon 2009-2012, AWB Big Bend 2012); ENC Teach for America pen pal; research assistant; Relay for Life; University Democrats; Western Albemarle Rescue Squad

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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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David and Jane Walentas

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

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