Alumni (Scholar)

Jay Smethurst

Eli W. Tullis Jefferson Scholar
Woodberry Forest, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (1996)
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Sigma Phi, secretary, scholarship chairman; SAVE representative; Interracial Dramatics; Madison House, Tutoring Program, Migrant Aid Program; The Declaration, staff, associate literary editor; Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group; Student Assistant Mentor Program; U.Va. Lacrosse Team statistician; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; French Distinguished Majors Program

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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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