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

Olivia Liu

Olivia Liu is a second-year from Fredericksburg majoring in Global Public Health and Biostatistics, on a pre-med track. At UVA, she is a research assistant in the Medical School's Moore Lab, a cellist in the Charlottesville Symphony, a member of the Student Advisory Board for the Center for Global Health, and a TA for General Chemistry. She is also a music director for the musical group Kinetic Sound. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, doing makeup for Shakespeare on the Lawn, taking photoshoots of her dog, and making new friends. 

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