The University of Virginia was founded by U.S. President and Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson. UVA is known as being an elite academic institution and has 121 different majors across eight undergraduate colleges and three professional schools. UVA is also known as one of the most scenic universities in the colleges and is in fact a UNSECO World Heritage site.
Like many other elite institutions, UVA has a robust financial aid and merit scholarship program. UVA is one of the few public universities in the US to meet 100% of demonstrated financial aid for all undergraduate students. In addition to financial aid, UVA scholarships include some generous merit awards.
The University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship is one of the most renowned undergraduate scholarship programs in the world. The Scholarship covers not only tuition, room, and board, but also funding for research, summer experiences, study abroad, etc. There are also extensive enrichment and programming opportunities for Jefferson Scholars.
The Jefferson Scholarship is awarded through the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and requires a separate application.
Other UVA Scholarships
You can learn more about the other scholarships UVA offers here.
Students can also learn about other colleges that offer great merit scholarships here!