Wesleyan Names Maggie Simmons as Nominee for Jefferson Scholarship

The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Maggie Simmons has been nominated by a faculty committee as Wesleyan’s nominee for the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia.  The Jefferson Foundation seeks high school seniors who possess exceptional ability in leadership and scholarship and who show promise of making a significant contribution to the University of Virginia community as students and to society at large as graduates. In addition to her outstanding academic record and membership in numerous honor societies, Maggie is a four-year member of marching band and currently serves as a house leader. Maggie is the founder of Girls Who Code and the Debate Team and a member of Science, Math, and History bowls, and a three-year member of the track and field team.  
If awarded, the Jefferson scholarship covers the entire four-year cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and provides unique enrichment and travel opportunities. Maggie will now complete a rigorous application process including writing essays, securing recommendations, and potentially interviewing with the scholarship selection committee. Please congratulate Maggie and her family for this honor and wish her well in her quest to become a Jefferson Scholar.