Hampton Roads Academy senior Reilly Aren David wins prestigious Jefferson Scholarship to attend the University of Virginia
Reilly Aren David, a senior at Hampton Roads Academy, has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit scholarships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia selected Reilly as one of 32 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 119 finalists were invited to take part in remote interviews conducted by U.Va. alumni and faculty.
The 32 selected recipients of the 2020 Jefferson Scholarship boast a number of significant achievements and Reilly is no exception. During his time at Hampton Roads Academy, he has been a class leader, an accomplished student, a nationally-recognized forensics team member, and a two-sport varsity athlete.
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.
Reilly joins Belen Gomez-Grimaldi (HRA Class of 2017) as recent Jefferson Scholars from Hampton Roads Academy.