Alumni (Scholar)

Lauren Cardwell

Brenda and Robert Dolan Jefferson Scholar
Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2002)
M.F.A. New York University (2005)
Professional Sectors:
Healthcare Services


Drama Department Main Stage: Getting Out, Agnes of God, The Skin of Our Teeth, Uncle Vanya, The Miser, Pursuing Lady M. casts; Spectrum Theatre: Wrights of Spring; Voices of the Class, cast, board member; Live Arts: The Winter’s Tale, cast; First Year Players: Godspell, Big River, cast; Drama Department Lab Shows: Another Pilot Down, Baltimore Waltz, dramaturgy; Greer Elementary School poetry teacher; Friends Helping Friends; U.Va. CARES, board member; The Virginia Literary Review, published poetry; Rag and Bone, published poetry; Virginia Players; Habitat for Humanity; Eating Out, founder, vice president; Student Council, Art Committee; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Rachel St. Paul Poetry Prize; Michael Wagenheim Memorial Scholarship; Lawn resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List

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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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