Alumni (Scholar)

Laura Harris

Reverend Calvin and Frances Blackwell Jefferson Scholar
Bronx, New York
B.A. University of Virginia (2009)
M.P.H. University of California Berkeley (2013)
M.S. University of California Berkeley (2016)
M.D. University of California San Francisco (2018)
Professional Sector:
Healthcare Services


Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, divestment co-chair · First Year Council, First Year Concerns Committee secretary · University Democrats · U.Va. Recycling, Balz House conservation advocate · Washington Literary Society and Debating Union · International Relations Organization · First Year Players, tech crew, run crew, assistant electrician · First Year Seminar · Women’s Leadership Development Program · Pfizer Initiative in International Health Fellowship · Raven Society Fellowship · Arts & Sciences Council CLAS Grant · Community Based Research Grant · Patricia Hollingsworth Prize in Ethics · Most Inspiring Student Leader Award · Raven Society · Phi Beta Kappa · Lawn Resident · Dean’s List · Echols Scholar

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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 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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