Jefferson Scholars Foundation
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The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is a privately funded group whose mission is find and support highly intelligent students to the University of Virginia.
In 2010, the foundation moved into their new $22.8 million, 32,000 square foot facility on Maury Avenue near Central Grounds. The new Jefferson Scholars Center was designed by VMDO Architects and has many environmentally friendly features.
To make way for the new building, the foundation demolished a house that historical preservationists had claimed was significant and worth keeping. The demolition prompted the city to expand the number of structures that are protected.