Chris Benos, JS ’18, shares his passion for music and law

December 11, 2019

After graduating from U.Va. in 2018, Chris Benos, the Wendy Whitlow Jefferson Scholar, spent time composing and teaching music in Bordeaux, France. A longtime pianist and music enthusiast, Chris recently released his third album as a first-year student in U.Va.’s School of Law.


Christopher Benos

Wendy Whitlow Jefferson Scholar



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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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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