Vilas Annavarapu

Frank Batten Jefferson Scholar
Newark, Delaware


Housing and Residence Life, senior resident, resident advisor; Asian Leaders Council, chair; Minority Rights Coalition, Board; Indian Student Association, outreach chair; HooRaas; UVA Student Council, Safety and Wellness Committee; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society; The Wilson Journal of International Affairs, managing editor, program director; Voices Podcast, director; Legal Aid Justice Center, research assistant; Echols Scholar; Dean's List; Honor 150 Award; Lawn resident

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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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David and Jane Walentas

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

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