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

Katherine Viti

Katherine Viti is a third-year from Clarke County, Virginia, studying Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law and Russian with a minor in English. She is the co-head of Echols Ambassadors and a teacher for Charlottesville Debate League. She is also a member of the Jefferson Society. In her free time, she likes to read, listen to music, and is obsessed with Star Wars.

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