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 rising fourth-year from Suffolk, Virginia, Kayla is double majoring in Biology and Religious Studies and minoring in Bioethics. Outside of academics, she is very involved with the Leadership Development Committee on the Black Student Alliance, the Marketing & Communications Committee on Student Council, the UAA Support & Community Service Committee, Madison House, and is a University Achievement Award Mentor.