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.

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Meet the Echols Scholars

James Burger

James is a third-year from right here in Charlottesville, Virginia. His interests include Public Policy and Politics and would love to talk your ear off about either! James is a member of the all-male a cappella group The Virginia Gentlemen as well as a volunteer at the UVA LGBTQ Center. His hobbies include running, singing in the shower, and doing laundry at his parent's house. 

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