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

Welcome Class of 2020 to Summer Orientation
Congratulations Jaeyoon Park recipient of the 2016 Sheri Gayle Richman Memorial Scholarship.
Decisions on First Year applications to the Echols Scholars Program will be available mid July 2016
Application deadlines for the Ingrassia Research Grants are approaching: February 21, 2016 (for summer projects with international components), March 15, 2016 (summer projects without international travel).

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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