Alumni (Scholar)

Karen Heys

Frank and Ann Hereford Jefferson Scholar
Chattanooga, Tennessee
B.A. University of Virginia (1994)
M.A.T. University of San Francisco (2003)
Professional Sector:


University Guide Service, Disciplinarian; University Journal, Production Staff; Madison House, Tutoring Program, Administrative Assistant; Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle, Coach; Learning Needs and Evaluation Center Volunteer; Women's Center Volunteer; Outing Club; Student Council, Admissions Committee, SAVE Program; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Department of Biology; First Year Seminar Facilitator; Virginia Society for the Recruitment of Special Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; 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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