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Richmond-area student leader wins UVA’s coveted Sky Alland Scholarship

Charlottesville, VA  — Malcolm Stewart, a student leader inside and outside the classroom, has won the University of Virginia’s prestigious Sky Alland Scholarship.

A junior (or “third-year” in UVA parlance) from Midlothian, Va., Stewart rose to the top of a multistep selection process that uses criteria of leadership, achievement, enterprising spirit, humility and devotion to the University to recognize a rising fourth-year who embodies “a can-do attitude and bias for action.” The award will cover his full tuition and fees for the next academic year.

Stewart is a student in UVA’s Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, majoring in those subjects with a minor in social entrepreneurship. He’s a fellow in UVA’s Meriwether Lewis Institute for Citizen Leadership. Beyond academics, his accomplishments include election as president of UVA’s Class of 2018, his service as a University Guide and his work as a dormitory resident adviser, which culminated in his selection as Senior Resident for the Lawn next academic year, a leadership honor that will allow him to live in the University’s Thomas Jefferson-designed original quadrangle. In his spare time, Stewart participates in the University Salsa Club.

The merit-based Sky Alland Scholarship is one of UVA’s most competitive undergraduate scholarships. A committee of eight fourth-year students, appointed by the Dean of Students, winnows applications to six finalists it recommends to the scholarship’s selection committee, which consists of UVA alumni, many of them past Alland award recipients.

The scholarship is named for J. Schuyler Alland, a 1979 graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce and entrepreneur who built a successful national marketing research company before he was killed during a carjacking in 1992.

“We are delighted to have such an outstanding representative of the scholarship this year,” said Kent Sullivan, chairman of the Sky Alland Scholarship Endowment.  “Malcolm’s leadership and enterprising spirit are an inspiration to all.”

For further information, contact:

Molly Bass
Director, Scholarships and Endowments
UVA Alumni Association
(434) 243-9000

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