Jefferson Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsored by Jefferson Scholars Foundation

Scholarship Value: $68,000
Awards Available: 36
Award Deadline : Dec 01, 2020

Developing leaders for a self-governing people is at the heart of what we do. Since 1980, the Jefferson Scholarship Program has been cultivating outstanding undergraduate students, providing them with the financial support to pursue their passions and develop their talents for the good of the University and beyond.

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation attracts the most promising leaders, scholars, and citizens in the world to the University of Virginia.


The award is intended to cover the entire cost of attendance for four years at the University of Virginia, plus coverage of supplemental enrichment experiences.

Total value of the Scholarship exceeds:

A) $293,000 for non-Virginian students

B) $157,000 for Virginian students

The stipend in 2020–2021 will exceed:

A) $68,000 for non-Virginian students

B) $34,000 for Virginian students

The stipend includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, and personal expenses.


During your four years as a Scholar, you'll broaden your horizons through a wide range of enrichment opportunities, including:

A) Foreign Travel Studies

B) Career Counseling

C) Public Service Fellows

D) Team Challenge Program

E) Institute for Leadership and Citizenship

F) Alumni Connections Program

G) Dinners and Receptions

Go to Scholarship Application