Mission of the Program

The Echols Scholars Program in the College of Arts & Sciences draws together a diverse community of students united by their potential for significant intellectual engagement at UVA and beyond. Because of their deep curiosity and intrinsic motivation, Echols Scholars enjoy flexibility in their academic requirements in order to pursue their individual scholarly interests. Echols Scholars participate in unique communal programming to cultivate academic, social, and cultural development. Participation in the Echols Scholars Program forms the cornerstone of a lifetime of learning, citizenship, leadership, and personal growth in a rapidly changing world.



Meet the Echols Scholars

Anna Wolz

Anna is a third-year from Alexandria, Virginia majoring in physics! She loves playing trombone in the UVA Jazz Ensemble, riding UBike (UVA’s bike share program) around Grounds, being co-head of Echols Ambassadors, and getting into arguments at the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society meetings. Her favorite pastime is pretending to be an astronomy major and drinking their free coffee.

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