Alumni (Scholar)

Mary Beth Barksdale

James J. Bailey III Jefferson Scholar
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.A. University of Virginia (2020)


Honor Committee, vice chair for education, honor education coordinator, support officer; Fourth Year Trustees; Madison House, Housing Improvement Program; Office of the Governor of Louisiana, intern; Louisiana Girls State, counselor; Women's Leadership Development Program; Jefferson Public Service Fellow; Museum of East German Daily Life, curator; Chi Omega, Greek Leadership Conference representative; 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 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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