Alumni (Scholar)

Sarah RudeWalker

KBR Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Woodbridge, Virginia
M.A. Penn State University
B.A. University of Virginia (2002)
Ph.D. Penn State University (2013)


University Singers; Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra, violist; New Music Ensemble/Chamber Music Ensemble, violist; Music Lesson Community Outreach teacher; Community Arts Volunteers, founder, coordinator; African Drumming and Dance Ensemble; Webb House Council recycling coordinator; University Judiciary Committee investigator; Madison House; Hurricane Victims Aid Drive coordinator; University Transit Service driver; Friends Helping Friends; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, Service Committee; Virginia Literary Review, published poetry; Inside UVA, recognized for work with Community Arts Volunteers; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of Virginia Book Award; Lawn resident; Intermediate Honors; 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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