The UVA Jefferson Scholars program awards scholarships to students intended to cover the cost of four years of attendance at UVA. This prestigious program selects students who have demonstrated uncommon academic abilities, exceptional leadership talents, and an understanding of the broader community around them. The scholarship program is highly selective, high schools may only nominate one student per school. To learn more about the program, click here.
If you would like to be considered as the Blacksburg High School nominee to the Jefferson Scholars program you submit the following information to Ms. Dwoyer by October 23:
Resume of your accomplishments including, but not limited to: List of academic projects you have been recognized for and other awards you have received; Extracurricular activities, including community service and other activities outside of the classroom.
Short essay (around a paragraph): Discuss why you would like to be considered for the nomination, what going to UVA and being part of the program would mean to you as well as your college career.
Leadership Essay: Please discuss in detail a situation or an event that demonstrates your effectiveness as a leader, and how that situation or event has shaped your conception of leadership. Be as specific as possible. Limit your response to approximately 500 words. (This essay will become part of your application if you are nominated, and may also be used on your UVA application.)
All students who submit these materials will be reviewed by the BHS nomination selection committee; the committee will select ONE student as the nominee. The nominee will be notified by November 2 and will have until December 1 to complete their Jefferson Scholar’s Program application.
BHS DEADLINE (MATERIALS TO MS. DWOYER): OCTOBER 23
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