Nick Fenton, JS '17, is one of 12 U.Va. students to receive a Fulbright Scholarship

May 19, 2017

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced the names of 1,900 U.S. citizens selected to receive Fulbright Scholarships, a highly competitive, merit-based grant designed to foster international educational exchange. Among the winners is Nick Fenton, the George G. Guthrie Jefferson Scholar. A double major in political and social thought and Russian and Eastern European studies, Nick plans to use the Fulbright to teach English at a university in Omsk, Russia.

Read about Nick and his plans as a Fulbright Scholar in this UVA Today article.




Nick Fenton

George G. Guthrie Jefferson Scholar



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 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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