Meagan O'Rourke

Richard S. Cross Jefferson Scholar
Devon, Pennsylvania


Cavalier Daily, editor, reporter; Virginia Women's Chorus, fundraising chair, singer; WXTJ Student Radio, host; Department of Politics, research assistant; Department of Religious Studies, Research Initiative on Religion, Politics, & Conflict, intern; Volunteers with International Students, Staff, and Scholars, classroom volunteer; Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity; Echols Scholar

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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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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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