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 Chesapeake, Virginia, Connor is a pre-med student concentrating on bioethics and mental health. On Grounds, he is involved with Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, FlashSeminars, Engage@UVA Newsletter, Independent Research for the Blackman Lab, and heads the Fireside Chat program for the Undergraduate Research Network.