Alumni (Scholar)

Lauren Purnell

Pittsburgh/Western Pennsylvania Jefferson Scholar
Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
B.A. University of Virginia (2003)
M.B.A. Dartmouth (2007)


Arts & Sciences Council, president, treasurer, historian; Student Council, CLAS representative, Academic Affairs chair; University Guide Service; LASE 152 History of the University of Virginia, director; Class of 2003 Trustee, Graduate chair; Undergraduate Research Network, co-founder and vice chair; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society; South Lawn Student Task Force; Last Lecture Series Planning Committee; University Library Committee; Z Society First Year Recognition; Golden Key International Honour Society; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; Raven Society; 13 Society; David A. Harrison III Research Award; Lawn resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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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 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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