About the Scholarship

Jefferson Scholarship is sponsored by the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Foundation, the main motive of this Foundation is to serve the University of Virginia by identifying, attracting, and nur­turing individuals of extraordinary intellectual range and depth who possess the highest concomitant qualities of leadership, scholar­ship, and citizenship. Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s mission: to attract the University the most promising leaders, scholars, and citizens in the world. This award covers the full cost of attendance that is the cost of tuition, room, board, books, and miscellaneous expenses.

 How to Apply for this Scholarship?

  • Each student must be nominated for this award.

  • Additionally, in conjunction with the University of Virginia Office of Admission, the foundation automatically reviews applications to the university received from students outside the regional areas, including international students.

  • To be considered in the at-large and international screening processes, students must have applied to the university and returned their completed application to the office of admission by Jan. 1.

  • At-large and international candidates must also request that the Educational Testing Service forward their SAT results directly to the university.

  • All nomination forms and endorsements will be due to the Jefferson Scholars Foundation office via online submission by the given deadline. 


Award Amount and Deadline:

The scholarship award amounts to $62000 to any number of applicants annually, and it is renewable up to three additional years.

The deadline date for this scholarship is on 2nd December 2019. All applicants must apply for this award no later than the deadline date.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must attend a college or university in Virginia.

  • A candidate must be a graduating high school senior at the time of application.

  • A student must excel in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

  • A recipient must plan to attend the University of Virginia.

  • This award is for international and U.S. students.

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