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

Aaria Malhotra

Aaria is a third-year from Haymarket, Virginia, studying neuroscience and Spanish on the pre-medical track. She is a research assistant in a social neuroscience lab, a resident advisor, a VISAS volunteer, a brother of Phi Delta Epsilon pre-med fraternity, and the Chair of Mentorship on Echols Council. In her free time Aaria enjoys going to the AFC, hanging out with her residents, listening to Spanish music, and exploring Charlottesville.

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