Mission of the Program
The Echols Scholars Program in the College of Arts & Sciences draws together a diverse community of students united by their potential for significant intellectual engagement at UVA and beyond. Because of their deep curiosity and intrinsic motivation, Echols Scholars enjoy flexibility in their academic requirements in order to pursue their individual scholarly interests. Echols Scholars participate in unique communal programming to cultivate academic, social, and cultural development. Participation in the Echols Scholars Program forms the cornerstone of a lifetime of learning, citizenship, leadership, and personal growth in a rapidly changing world.
Meet the Current Echols Scholars
A 2018 graduate from Suffolk, Virginia, Kayla is double majoring in Biology and Religious Studies and minoring in Bioethics. Outside of academics, she is very involved with the Leadership Development Committee on the Black Student Alliance, the Marketing & Communications Committee on Student Council, the UAA Support & Community Service Committee, Madison House, and is a University Achievement Award Mentor.