Scholarships


Update  •  December 2, 2019
Jefferson Scholar Receives UVA's 54th Rhodes Scholarship
University of Virginia student Eileen Zijia Ying of Clarksville, Maryland, will continue her studies at Oxford University next fall as a Rhodes Scholar.
Update  •  November 11, 2019
$3M Gift Powers New Scholarships for Military Students at UVA Darden
The $3 million gift from Thomas R. Watjen (MBA ’81) and Nanette Watjen, matched with an additional $1.5 million from the UVA Bicentennial Scholarship Fund, will create the $4.5 million Edward A. Watjen Bicentennial Scholarship Fund. This new fund will be incorporated with an existing military scholarship fund established by Watjen several years ago, the Edward A. Watjen Military Fellowship Fund, for a total impact of nearly $6 million.
Update  •  October 23, 2019
New Professorships Support Scholarship in Democracy and Equity
Thanks to the generosity of Nancy L. Buc of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Class of 1969, the first of 20 new Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity will reside at the Law School.
Update  •  October 14, 2019
A Transformational Gift — $100 Million to Benefit First-Generation Students
Jefferson Scholars Foundation announces $100 million gift from David Walentas, the largest gift in University of Virginia history devoted entirely to the endowment of scholarships, fellowships and professorships
Update  •  October 13, 2019
$100 Million Gift to Benefit First-Generation Students at University of Virginia
New scholarship program aimed at attracting the most talented first-generation students to the University of Virginia will be established as part of a $100 million gift to the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.
Scholarships
What Drives Us: Kat & Katharine
Kat Young (Col '19) and Katharine Schlachter (Col '22) have an intimate discussion about what motivates them.