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Jepson School awards three students scholarships to study at Oxford

May 22, 2021

Student Experience

Jepson scholars

Three University of Richmond seniors will receive scholarships to pursue master’s degrees at the University of Oxford as part of the Jepson Scholars Program.

The 2021 Jepson Scholars are Alec Greven, of Castle Rock, Colorado, who will pursue a master of public policy; Keeley Harris, of Brookhaven, Georgia, who is pursuing a master of studies in theology; and Kexin Li, of Chongqing, China, who will study for a  master of science in contemporary Chinese studies.

The Jepson Scholars Program, which covers tuition, room, board, and fees for the one-year master’s programs, is made possible through a donation by Jepson School benefactors Robert S. Jepson Jr. and Alice Andrews Jepson.

The scholarships are awarded from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, the first undergraduate leadership studies program in the nation.

The Jepson Scholars Program selects three students who have obtained admission to a one-year master’s program at Oxford. If more students are accepted, the Jepson School Student Affairs Committee reviews the students’ application materials and recommends to the dean three students for the scholarships.

“The Jepsons’ vision for educating future global leaders — a vision I share — catapulted to the next level with the creation of the program in 2019,” said Sandra Peart, dean of the Jepson School and president of the Jepson Scholars Foundation. “Building upon the school’s unique, ground-breaking education, the Jepson Scholars Program offers our students the chance to prepare further for leadership roles in a variety of fields through their studies at the renowned University of Oxford.”

Photo: (From top) Alec Greven,  Kexin Li, and Keeley Harris