Alumni (Scholar)

Matt Adams

Maryland Jefferson Scholar
Catonsville, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (1999)
J.D. University of Virginia (2002)
Professional Sectors:
Law/Legal Services


Washington Literary Society and Debating Union; Parliamentary Debate Team, president (team ranked 4th nationally, individually ranked 6th); Smith-Simpson Debater; U.Va. Debate Tournament, housing director, tournament director; U.Va. High School Debate Tournament, accommodations director; Student Council, Legislative Committee vice chair; Women's Varsity Basketball, scout team; Dean's List; Economics Distinguished Majors Program

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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 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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