Alumni (Scholar)

Lawson Wijesooriya

William G. Pannill Jefferson Scholar
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
B.A. University of Virginia (2002)
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Madison House, Big Sibling Program; Friends Helping Friends; Club Sports Council, vice president; Women’s Club Lacrosse, president; First Year Fellowship; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; University Guide Service; Kappa Delta, Standards Board, sisterhood chair, spirit chair; Habitat for Humanity, Building aCROSS organizer; Lawn resident; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa; 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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David and Jane Walentas

A transformational gift for UVA — $100 million to benefit first-generation students

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