Alumni (Scholar)

Thad Darden

Martin A. Purcell Family Jefferson Scholar
Charlotte, North Carolina
B.S. University of Virginia (2009)
Professional Sectors:
Investment/Venture Capital


Honor Committee, Engineering representative, Advisor, Technology Committee, chair, co-chair · Engineering Student Council, First Year representative, Academic and Professional Development co-chair, Service and Outreach co-chair, Fourth Year Board president · Society of Automotive Engineers, Mini Baja team · Madison House, Housing Improvement, Cavaliers in the Classroom · Class of 2009 Trustees, Alumni Relations and Careers and Transitions Committee chair; Dean’s Ambassadors Program, founder · Sigma Alpha Epsilon, pledge class president, scholarship chair · National Society of Collegiate Scholars · Omega Rho Engineering Honor Society · Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society · Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society · Order of Omega Greek Honor Society · Omicron Delta Kappa · Raven Society; School of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Award · Lawn Resident · Intermediate Honors · Dean’s List

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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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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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