Wesleyan names Alex Thorne as nominee for Jefferson Scholarship
The College Advising Office is pleased to announce that Alex Thorne 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 his outstanding academic record and membership in numerous honor societies, Alex is an Eagle Scout, a four-year member of the marching band in which he currently serves as Drum Major, and a three-year member of the robotics team. Alex matriculated from Montgomery Elementary to Wesleyan in 2015.
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. Alex will now complete a rigorous application process including writing essays, securing recommendations, and potentially interviewing with the scholarship selection committee. Please congratulate Alex and his family for this honor and wish him well in his quest to become a Jefferson Scholar.