Alumni (Scholar)

Jia Tolentino

Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Jefferson Scholar
Houston, Texas
B.A. University of Virginia (2009)
M.F.A. University of Michigan (2014)


Virginia Belles, webmaster, tour manager, assistant musical director, musical director · Dance Marathon, publicity · First Year Players, Fiddler on the Roof cast · The Vagina Monologues, cast · Alternative Spring Break, Dominican Republic, Mississippi Delta, Gila Wilderness site leader · Teach For America, campus campaign manager · Jefferson Literary and Debating Society · Cavalier Daily, Opinion columnist · The Declaration, columnist, contributing staff · 3.7 Magazine, fiction contributor · Virginia Literary Review, fiction contributor · Rag & Bone, fiction contributor · Undergraduate Reading Series, original fiction reader · Waggenheim Memorial Scholarship in English · Pi Beta Phi · Dean’s List · Echols Scholar

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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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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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