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.


News & Announcements

Firtst Year Application materials are now available.
Ingrassia Family Research Grants application deadlines for spring and summer.
Small Research and Travel Grants are available.
Congratulations Jaeyoon Park recipient of the 2016 Sheri Gayle Richman Memorial Scholarship.

Meet the Current Echols Scholars

Connor Graham

A 2nd year 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.

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