Jefferson Scholars -UVa

The University of Virginia has invited us to nominate one or two outstanding students from the Piedmont Triad and Charlotte regions for the Jefferson Scholarship. Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits, including a study abroad experience.

Jefferson Scholars are chosen on merit. Financial need is not a consideration. Selection is based on demonstrated achievement as well as evidence of potential in three criteria:

  • uncommon academic abilities

  • exceptional leadership talents

  • an understanding of the broader community around them.

To be considered for endorsement (i.e., nomination) by the NCSSM Scholarship Nominating Committee, interested seniors must submit an online nominee application. The deadline for submitting your online application for the NCSSM nomination is 12:00 noon on Friday, November 8, 2019.

The Jefferson Scholarship relies entirely on school nomination and does not offer self-endorsement opportunities. It is, therefore, very important to present a strong case for your candidacy through the nomination process.

If you have questions regarding the scholarship or any aspect of the nomination process, please contact me, or visit the Jefferson Scholarship website (