Alumni (Scholar)

Sarah RudeWalker

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


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

Connect with our community

View Alumni



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.

Read more

David and Jane Walentas

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

Read more


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.

Read more