Jefferson Scholars Foundation

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia is now accepting nominations for the Jefferson Scholarship.

To learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the selection process visit:

No one may apply for a Jefferson Scholarship directly. Candidates must be nominated by their high schools based on their demonstrated excellence and exceptional potential in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. Once nominated, students are placed into regional competitions and may be invited to participate in one or more rounds of interviews. These interviews will determine the regional finalist(s) who will be invited to participate in the final stage of the Jefferson Scholarship competition. 

Interested candidates should let their counselor know no later than October 15, 2021. The High School will nominate 1 allotted candidate from the pool of students who express interest.