Alumni (Scholar)

Jen Hayes

Joseph R. Daniel Jefferson Scholar
Virginia Beach, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2008)
J.D. Duke Law (2012)
M.A. Duke University Nicholas School for the Environment (2012)


Honor Committee, Advisor; Student Council, Appropriations Committee; Maupin House Community Service coordinator; University Dance Club; Children’s Health Museum volunteer; University of Virginia Children’s Hospital volunteer; Sigma Kappa, Philanthropy, Ritual, and New Member Education committees; Undergraduate Research Network, The Oculus editor in chief, Formatting Committee; University Mediation Services, mediator, educator; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, keeper; Monroe Society; Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries volunteer; Phi Beta Kappa; Days on the Lawn; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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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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