Foundation announces next class of Jefferson and National Fellows

May 22, 2019

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation has awarded Jefferson Fellowships to 16 graduate students at the University of Virginia, and National Fellowships to seven students at leading universities across the country.

Twelve of the 16 Jefferson Fellows are pursuing a Ph.D. in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences; three will attend the Darden School of Business; and one will attend the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The seven National Fellows selected are working towards their Ph.D. at leading institutions across the country.


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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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