Michael Benos

W. Harry Schwarzschild Jr. and Kathryn Schwarzschild Jefferson Scholar
Midlothian, Virginia


Rodman Council, marketing co-director, website manager; Engineers Going Global, education program, volunteer robotics instructor; HooThinks, project manager, software developer; Converge at UVA, technology development chair; Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, software development intern; Computer Science Department, Hutchison research assistant, teaching assistant; Mechatronics and Robotics Society; Virginia Institute of Autism, volunteer robotics instructor; HackCville, Vector graphic design student; Survivor at UVA; Rodman Scholar; Impact Fellowship; 2019 Virginia Cyber Cup, champion; Dean's List

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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 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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David and Jane Walentas

A transformational gift for UVA — $100 million to benefit first-generation students

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