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

Max Pilloff

Max is a first-year from Tyson's Corner, Virginia. He is currently thinking about majoring in Economics and either Math or Statistics. Outside of the classroom, Max writes for the sports section of The Cavalier Daily and is a member of the Alfred Marshall Society. In his free time, Max can be seen at various Virginia athletic events, playing sports in Slaughter Rec Center, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.

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