The Thomas Jefferson Award is awarded annually to members of the University of Virginia community who have exemplified in character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Jefferson, and thus advanced the objectives for which he founded the University. There are two awards: one, established in 1955 by the McConnell Foundation, recognizes excellence in service to the University; the other, established in 2009 by the Alumni Board of Trustees Endowment Fund, recognizes excellence in scholarship. Recipients must have been associated with the University of Virginia for at least 15 years.[1]

The award has been given to several individuals associated with the Virginia Glee Club, including Thomas Munford Boyd.

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