Shai Cohen

John and Betsy Casteen Jefferson Scholar
Bergenfield, New Jersey


Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department, firefighter, emergency medical technician; Virginia Consulting Group; No Tones A Cappella; One in Four; Perspective Understanding Leadership Sustained Exchange (PULSE), fellow; Sustained Dialogue; International Relations Organization, Virginia International Crisis Simulation staffer, Virginia Model United Nations crisis director; Alternative Spring Break; Elevate Meal Plan, operations manager; Blueprint Leadership Program; Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad; Alpha Epsilon Pi; Echols Scholar; 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 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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