Alumni (Scholar)

Vadim Elenev

William H.P. Young Jefferson Scholar
Dobbs Ferry, New York
B.A. University of Virginia (2009)
Ph.D. New York University (2017)
Professional Sectors:


Honor Committee Counsel · Washington Literary Society and Debating Union, president, vice president, parliamentarian, reporter, Special Projects Committee chair, Banquet Committee chair, best group literary presentation · Fortnightly Literary Magazine, literary editor, treasurer · Virginia Sentinel, associate editor, projects coordinator · Diversity Watch, web designer · Virginia Policy Review, contributing writer · The Advocate, contributing writer · Orthodox Christian Fellowship, secretary · Miller Center of Public Affairs, Presidential Recordings Program · U.Va. Department of Politics research assistant for James W. Ceaser · Thought and Action in the Life of Winston S. Churchill conference at the College of William and Mary · College Republicans · Roosevelt Institution · Smith-Simpson Debate on Diplomacy winner · Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society · William M. Hill Jr. Award · Economics Distinguished Majors Program Best Thesis Award · Economics Outstanding Major Award · Raven Society · Phi Beta Kappa · Lawn Resident · Intermediate Honors · Dean’s List · Echols 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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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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