Alumni (Scholar)

Jen Swalec

Elwood R. Quesada Jefferson Scholar
Hampden, Maine
B.A. University of Virginia (2009)
Ph.D. Brown University (2018)
Professional Sector:


Madison House, Boosters Program · Washington Literary Society and Debating Union, community service chair · Days on the Lawn, Tour Buddy, Lunch Buddy · Alternative Spring Break, Egypt, India · Sustained Dialogue, secretary, moderator · Classics Club, president · University Dance Club · University Salsa Club · African Music and Dance Ensemble · Interfaith Dialogue Community · Women’s Leadership Development Program · Parents Committee Internship grant · Francis Lazenby Traveling Fellowship · Classical Association of the Middle West and South Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies · Anne Marye Owen Prize in the Classics · Intermediate Honors · Dean’s List · Rodman Scholar · 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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