Legacy Scholarship

Investing in potential: supporting today’s legacies who are tomorrow’s alumni

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Legacy Scholars

Charlottesville, VA – The University of Virginia Alumni Association has selected three academic and extracurricular superstars to receive Legacy Scholarships for the upcoming academic year, awarded to qualifying children of alumni. This year’s recipients are:


Kendall Isaiah Faison, Woodbridge, Va.
Graduating in the top 10 percent of his class with a 4.0 GPA from Potomac Senior High School, Faison has been inducted into the National Honor Society and the National French Honor Society. He was selected as a delegate for Virginia Boys State and serves as Historian for the National Society of Black Engineers, among other academic honors. He has participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the African-American History Club and in numerous sports including baseball, cross-country and basketball. He attended the University of Virginia Leadership on the Lawn Conference. He is the son of Latorial De’prece Faison , a 1995 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.


Jennifer Helaine Floyd, Forest, Va.
Floyd will graduate in the top 1 percent of her class with a 4.5 GPA from Jefferson Forest High School. She too has been inducted into the National Honor Society in addition to national honor societies for Spanish, science and technology, among other academic honors. Floyd competed in varsity track and captained the varsity swim team her senior year. In her community, Floyd has volunteered at the local hospital and as a little league swim coach. She has been given the Central Virginia Community Trust Citizenship Award, the Academic Honor Award and was named an AP Scholar with Distinction. She is the daughter of Robert Lee Floyd, who received his master of science degree from UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce in 2016.


Jeannie Patrice Hirsch, Webster, N.Y.
Hirsch scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and will graduate from Webster Schroeder High School with a 4.0 GPA. Having served as vice-president and president of student government, she brought back the school’s homecoming dance after a 10-year-plus hiatus. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society, the Tri-M Music Honor Society and named a 2017 Presidential Scholarship Candidate. She has participated in the Science Olympiad and the Math League. She also received the Model UN Best Delegate Award. Hirsch enjoys playing the saxophone and has served as president of the Jazz Ensemble and treasurer of the Wind Ensemble. She is the daughter of Chester “Chet” Lee Hirsch, a 1985 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Selected from among 113 applicants based on a mix of merit and financial circumstances, each will receive a $5,000 renewable annual scholarship and life membership in the Alumni Association. They join seven Legacy scholars renewed from the previous year.