Alumni (Scholar)

Richard Bethune

The Westend Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
B.A. University of Virginia (2007)
M.B.A. Duke University (2014)
Professional Sectors:
Investment/Venture Capital
Real Estate


Student Council, Legislative Affairs Committee; Madison House, Board of Directors, Board Development Committee co-chair, Science Fair mentoring, Boys and Girls Club Program director and “Volunteer of the Year,” Charlottesville Ten-Miler volunteer, Cavaliers Care Logistics and Publicity Committee; SERVE, co-chair, site leader; First Year Seminar; Shea Language House, Culinary Committee, Budget Committee; Virginia Review of Asian Studies, published article; East Asia Center Founders Award; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow, Film Series co-chair, Diversity Watch; International Studies Offi ce, Study Abroad Scholarship; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Golden Key International Honour Society; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; Raven Society; Intermediate Honors; Phi Beta Kappa; Dean’s List; 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 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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