Jefferson Scholars Foundation Fellowship Program

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Jefferson Scholars Foundation Fellowship Program

Award Amount: $5,000 fund and other benefits

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is offering a scholarship termed as “Jefferson Fellowship”. Any graduate student in an Arts & Sciences department who has advanced to doctoral candidacy during the current academic year, or who has a faculty-endorsed plan for achieving candidacy can apply. The mission of the foundation is to attract to the University the most promising leaders, scholars, and citizens in the world.

Host Institution:

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation provides a full scholarship program benefiting select undergraduate and graduate students at The University of Virginia and has been named as one of the two leading scholarship programs in the country

Eligibility:

To be eligible, the student must possess

  • The strongest applicants will be those who have exhibited a capacity for the highest levels of scholastic achievement.
  • Applicants who are prepared to pursue ambitious dissertation projects that have the potential to transform their disciplines.
  • Successful applicants will also demonstrate a commitment to sharing their knowledge discovery with a broader audience through achievements in teaching and academic outreach.
  • Any graduate student in an Arts & Sciences department who has advanced to doctoral candidacy during the current academic year, or who has a faculty-endorsed plan for achieving candidacy prior to the Fellowship period.

Instructions for Applying:

The application must apply for the scholarship by the given link: https://jeffersonscholars.virginia.edu/Public/Fellowship?school=gsas

Award Description:

  • A stipend in the amount equivalent to the recipient’s standard living support from GSAS (for two years)
  • Research funds of $5,000
  • Exemption from all assistantship responsibilities (i.e., GTA or GRA), typically during years four and five of study
  • Health insurance

Detailed Information Link:

http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/fellowship