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

Small Research and Travel Grants are available.
Congratulations Jaeyoon Park recipient of the 2016 Sheri Gayle Richman Memorial Scholarship.
Ingrassia Family Echols Scholars Research Grants are available.
Career Exploration Workshops for First and Second Years

Meet the Current Echols Scholars

Owen Robinson

A 3rd year from Pelham, New York, Owen is double majoring in Cognitive Science (interdisciplinary psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics, computer science) and English, in which he hopes to part of the Distinguished Major program. Outside of academics, he is a news editor for The Cavalier Daily, plays on the U.Va.’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and volunteers for Madison House.  Owen will be studying abroad in Valencia in Spring of 2016.

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