Thomas Jefferson noted founding father and audacious revolutionary document author, once said of schooling, “A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.” Jefferson was nothing if not committed to his principles. Keeping with his theme of hoping to help young people become qualified for jobs, Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819, ten years after finishing his second term as President.
Just a stone’s throw from Jefferson’s Monticello estate, UVA continues to train young scholars to this day. UVA prides itself on its close-knit alumni community, a group of graduates that passes down the UVA legacy from generation to generation via avenues such as the Legacy Scholarship.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Incoming first-year legacy* students admitted to UVA.
Any legacy applicant can apply but only admitted students will be considered for the award.
Selection will be based on a balance of merit and financial circumstances.
Preference may be given to children of Life Members of the Alumni Association.