Alumni (Scholar)

Melissa Murray

William H.P. Young Jefferson Scholar
Port St. Lucie, Florida
B.A. University of Virginia (1997)
J.D. Yale Law School (2002)
Professional Sector:
Law/Legal Services


University Union, College Bowl, co-chair, Recreation and Tournaments, co-chair; Washington Literary Society and Debating Union; University Guide Service, historian; Echols Prospectives Weekend, entertainment coordinator; Essay published in Concord Review; College Advisory Board, Peer Academic Advisor, History Department; Resident Staff, Resident Assistant, Resident Advisor, Activities Committee sub-chair; Colonnade Ball Committee, fundraising chair; Madison House, daycare volunteer; Learning Needs and Evaluation Center volunteer; Monticello Internship, guide, plantation life interpreter, research intern; Rivanna Rowing Club; Restoration Ball Committee, Mary Hall Betts Fund coordinator; Z Society Recognition; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta; Golden Key National Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Raven Society, membership nominations chair; Phi Beta Kappa; Lawn resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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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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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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