Alumni (Scholar)

Meghan O'Leary

Hilliard Family Jefferson Scholar
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.A. University of Virginia (2007)
M.Ed. University of Virginia (2008)
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Varsity volleyball; Varsity softball; Student Athlete Mentor; Student Athlete Advisory Council; Athletes In Action; Sports Illustrated On Campus, consultant, communication chair; Cavalier Sports Weekly TV show host; Special Olympics volunteer; KARE (Katrina Aid and Relief Effort); Sustained Dialogue; Class of 2007 Trustee; Cavalier Daily, Life section senior writer; WHOO-TV, events staff; Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship; Playing for Peace executive board, tournament logistics chair, president; Academic All-ACC Team, ACC Academic Honor Roll; Student Athlete Award; Jettie Hill Memorial Award; ACC Top VI Award; National Youth Leadership Forum Operations Team; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Golden Key International Honour Society; Raven Society; Dean’s List

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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 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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