Alumni (Scholar)

Yarri Kamara

Anson M. Beard Jr. Jefferson Scholar
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
B.A. University of Virginia (2002)
M.A. Paris Institute of Political Studies (2005)
Professional Sectors:


Madison House, Migrant Aid Program tutor, Alternative Spring Break; International Student Host Program host, activities chair; University Programs Council, Marketing Committee, PK German Committee; Virginia Soccer League; Club; Field Hockey; Club; Sports Council representative; Afro-Caribe; Critical Mass; Shelter for Help in Emergency, benefit concert coordinator; Students Without Borders, Symposium Committee, Executive Board; Charlottesville Coalition to Lift the Sanctions, teach-in coordinator; Amnesty International; Mahogany Dance Troupe; Seven Society Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

Connect with our community

View Alumni



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.

Read more

David and Jane Walentas

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

Read more


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.

Read more