Alumni (Scholar)

Shan Wu

Christopher A. Leventis - South Carolina Jefferson Scholar
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
B.S. University of Virginia (2004)
Ph.D. MIT (2011)
Professional Sectors:
Business Development


Society of Women Engineers; Asian Student Union, webmaster, assistant public relations chair; Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute; Honor System, Honor Advisor; Resident Staff, resident advisor, head resident on the Lawn; LASE 152 History of Mr. Jefferson’s University, class facilitator; Diapason, staff member, counselor; Restoration Ball Committee, chair; Engineering Student Council; Recruitment for Asian American Excellence; University Guide Service, Colonnade Ball Committee; Chinese Student Association; Rodman Scholars Council, president, selections chair; Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa First Year Recognition; Raven Society First Year Recognition; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Award; Golden Key International Honour Society; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; Lawn Resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Rodman Scholar

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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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