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The Echols Scholars Program is predicated upon the Jeffersonian ideal of freedom of inquiry and the development of critical thought.
It offers special opportunities to those undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences who are its most avid learners.
Students who have been admitted to the Echols Scholars program are invited to attend one of our Days on the Lawn open house events on Grounds this spring. Echols-specific events this spring.
Days on the Lawn will be held on: March 30, April 3, 6, 8, 9, 15, 17, and 20.
Each of these dates has both general and Scholar-specific events as part of the program. Please visit the admitted student website for a tentative Days on the Lawn schedule. Please use your myUVa account to log in and register for any of these admitted students events.
Echols Event Schedule:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch with current scholars and tour of the Scholars residence
We will gather for lunch at 11:30 am just outside the front entrance of Observatory Hill Dining Hall. You will be met by an Echols Ambassador for lunch and a tour of Balz-Dobie, the Scholars residence hall.
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Panel Discussion led by Professor Michael Timko, Echols Program Director
Please join us in Jefferson Hall for an informal conversation and questions and answers about the Echols Scholars Program featuring the Professor Timko, Echols Association Dean, Sarah Cole, and current Echols Scholars.
2:00 pm -3:00 pm Scholars Garden Reception
Please join us in a relaxed environment in Pavilion Garden I to meet other admitted and current Scholars. Students only, please. No RSVP necessary.
If you wish to talk with an Echols Scholar before your visit please visit the Echols Ambassador website at http://www.echolscouncil.org/accepted-echols-scholars/.
The Echols Scholars Program accepts a limited number of rising second year students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences into the program annually. Admission is by application made during the spring semester. The deadline for application is April 1, 2015. Updated information regarding application procedures and the required application forms are available at the following link: First Year Application to the Echols Scholars Program .
Please note, the website is currently being updated and therefore some links may not be operational.