University-associated organizations (formerly known as University-related foundations) were created to enhance the fund-raising capabilities of the University or one or more of the University’s schools or departments, and, in addition to UVA Innovation and the UVA Alumni Association, include: the College Foundation, the Curry School of Education Foundation, the Darden School Foundation, the Virginia Engineering Foundation, the Law School Foundation, the Mclntire School of Commerce Foundation, the Medical Alumni Association & Medical School Foundation, the School of Nursing Alumni Association, the Virginia Athletics Foundation, the White Burkett Miller Center Foundation, and others. The relationship between the various foundations and the University is governed by a set of management principles and guidelines in a manner consistent with the University’s purpose, mission, policies, and procedures. For more information, see the Board of Visitor’s policy on University-associated organizations.
University of Virginia Alumni Association
The UVA Alumni Association builds strong bonds and affinity on and beyond Grounds. With a rich history of innovation and self-governance dating back 180 years, the UVA Alumni Association’s programs and traditions – including Reunions, the Ridley Scholars program, the Jefferson Trust, and Virginia Magazine – empower our 240,000+ alumni to shape the world around us.
The Jefferson Scholars Program
The Jefferson Scholars Program, begun in 1981, has the goal of supporting outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in residence at the University. The awards are granted on the basis of merit in leadership, scholarship, and citizenship and provide support for four years of undergraduate study and up to five years of graduate study. Selection for Jefferson Scholarships are made by a committee that includes University faculty, administrators, and alumni.