Lauren Metters ’21 receives prestigious Jefferson Scholarship

Congratulations to Lauren Metters ’21 on receiving one of the most prestigious scholarships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia has selected Lauren as one of 38 recipients of the Jefferson Scholarship.

The mission of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation is to, “benefit the University of Virginia by identifying, attracting, and nur­turing individuals of extraordinary intellectual range and depth who possess the highest concomitant qualities of leadership, scholar­ship, and citizenship.” In order to be named a Scholar, candidates must undergo a rigorous, highly competitive, multi-stage selection process. This year, over 2,100 students were nominated for the Scholarship, with 125 finalists invited to take part in interviews conducted by U.Va. alumni and faculty.

The 38 selected recipients have a number of significant achievements and Lauren is no exception. During her time at Moses Brown School, she served on the Disciplinary Committee, was a member of the Ethics and Mock Trial teams and ran track, among other accomplishments. Co-Director of College Counseling Laurie Nelson nominated Lauren for the scholarship and wrote her letter of recommendation to the program. This is the second time Moses Brown has had a Jefferson Scholar in the past decade. Daniel Ajootian ‘15 was a Jefferson recipient, graduating from U.Va. in 2019.

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 opportunities, an outdoor challenge program, and a leadership speaker series.

Please join us in congratulating Lauren on this remarkable achievement.