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 Echols Scholars
Connor is a fourth-year from Richmond, Virginia, majoring in Chemistry with a specialization in Materials Science and minoring in Applied Mathematics and Religious Studies. On Grounds, he is an academic peer advisor for ULink, a peer buddy for Best Buddies, and a research assistant for Dr. Jerrold Floro in the Materials Science department. Outside of class, Connor loves to explore the local Charlottesville area, spend time with friends on the Lawn, and support UVA basketball. He is also an avid lover of absurd, hypothetical questions and every dog he meets.