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HVHS/BCAT student awarded prestigious Jefferson Scholarship

Nabeel Raza Nabeel Raza (HVHS/BCAT) has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia selected Nabeel as one of 38 recipients of the Jefferson Scholarship. He will commence his studies in the fall at U.Va.

In order to be named a Scholar, candidates must undergo a rigorous, highly competitive, multi-stage selection process. This year, over 2,000 students were nominated for the Scholarship, and 118 finalists were invited to take part in a four-day competition at U.Va., which included seminar discussions, essay and mathematics examinations, as well as interviews conducted by U.Va. alumni and faculty.

The 38 selected recipients of the 2019 Jefferson Scholarship boast a number of significant achievements and Nabeel is no exception.

In addition to receiving the full cost of attending the University for four years, Jefferson Scholars benefit from a number of enrichment programs sponsored by the Foundation, including travel abroad, career networking activities, an outdoor challenge program, and a leadership speaker series.