Area students named UVA Jefferson Scholars -- Gazette.Net


Mark Blatt of Potomac, a 2013 graduate of Landon School, Bethesda; Sarah Lott Wyckoff of Bethesda, a senior at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Washington, D.C.; and Aryn Aliya Frazier of Silver Spring, a graduate of James Hubert Blake High School, Silver Spring, were among 33 students from across the globe selected to join the new class of Jefferson Scholars at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

To be considered for a Jefferson Scholarship, candidates must first be nominated by their high schools for their demonstrated excellence and exceptional potential in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship. Selected students are then interviewed by one of 57 Jefferson Scholars Regional Selection Committees.

The four-year scholarship that students receive from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation includes full financial support for four years of study at the University of Virginia and includes a comprehensive program designed to enrich the university experience of a Jefferson Scholar. Eligibility is based solely on merit – no financial aid/need plays a part.

The students were selected for the honor from a pool of approximately 1,500 nominees.