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UVA International Center
A Division of the International Studies Office

Lorna Sundberg International Scholarship

The Lorna Sundberg International Scholarship was created in 2003 to honor the dedication to community service that marked the life of Lorna Sundberg, the International Center’s leader from 1981-1998. The 2001 summer issue of the International Newsline has many moving remembrances of Lorna Sundberg. Endowed by Dr. Richard Sundberg in 2018, the current award amount varies between $2000-$4500. 

Rising 4th-year undergraduate international students enrolled at UVA are welcome to apply. A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required. Students with full scholarships are not eligible.

Required application materials include an unofficial transcript, two letters of recommendation, and an online application form with a personal statement. The application form will reopen in January 2022. Email with any questions.


2021 Scholarship Recipient – Jerry Yang

JERRY YANG, from Singapore, has managed to do an astonishing amount during his time at UVA. In his second semester at UVA, he gained admission to the McIntire School of Commerce, and is on track to graduate in just three years. Despite a highly compressed and rigorous academic schedule, he still manages to work as a UTS driver, and has continued to drive critical health system transit routes during the pandemic. Through the Rotaract Club at UVA, for which he serves as Vice President, Jerry has volunteered for the Loaves & Fishes food pantry, a Habitat for Humanity build day, and community farms supporting local refugees. He serves as a Program Director for the CASH (Creating Assets, Hope, & Savings) program, which helps low-income families and individuals in Charlottesville with free tax preparation. Finally, Jerry served as President of the Singapore Students Association. Jerry has not wasted a single moment during his time at UVA. Though his time here has been brief, he will leave his mark on a community he has embraced through service.