Alumni (Scholar)

Laura Nelson

Thanksgiving Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Dedham, Massachusetts
B.A. University of Virginia (2011)
M.Phil. University of Oxford (2012)


Flash Seminars, creator, organizer; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow, lead fellow; Engage UVA Newsletter, co-creator and editor; “Talk is Cheap” discussion series, creator; Student Council, Public Service Committee founder and chair; University and Community Action for Racial Equity Project; Outdoor Recreation Center, hike leader; Sexual Assault Board member; varsity field hockey (2007-08); U.Va. Club Ice Hockey; 2009 ACC Leadership Conference; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Award; Robert Kent Gooch Scholarship; Institute for Practical Ethics Scholarship; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Lawn Resident; Rhodes Scholar; Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award; 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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