Mission of the Program
The Echols Scholars Program is predicated upon the Jeffersonian ideal of freedom of inquiry and the development of critical thought. It offers special opportunities to undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences whom we believe are among the University's most intellectually curious, broad thinking, and self-motivated students and its most avid learners. As a member of the Echols Scholars Program you will join a select group of students who are offered unusual academic freedom, creative opportunity, community, and attention that will assist in achieving your academic and career goals.
Meet the Current Echols Scholars
A recent graduate from Pelham, New York, Owen double majored in Cognitive Science (interdisciplinary psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics, computer science) and English, in which he was part of the Distinguished Major program. Outside of academics, he was a news editor for The Cavalier Daily, played on the U.Va.’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and volunteered for Madison House.