Founded during the spring semester of 2015, the Echols Ambassadors Program seeks to connect prospective Echols Scholars to current students who belong to the University of Virginia's renowned Honors program. The Echols Ambassadors strive to welcome new prospective Echols scholars through one-on-one interactions, representing diverse points of view of the Echols community and sharing their personal experiences to be a resource for accepted scholars during their college decision-making process.
Chosen after each spring semester's application and interview process, the Echols Ambassadors represent the diverse geographical, academic, and extracurricular environment of the passionate honors community throughout the academic year as well as during Virginia's official Days On The Lawn.
All new Echols Ambassadors will have the following responsibilities:
Attending three training sessions throughout February and March to learn more about and better represent the Echols Program and Admissions
Answering questions over email and conducting skype calls with prospective students regarding the Echols Scholar Program and life at the University of Virginia
Informally meet with prospective students visiting Grounds for coffee or lunch (on us!) to discuss the Echols Scholar Program
Coordinating Days On The Lawn activities and volunteering as lead panelists and lunch buddies
Contacting students, schools, and counselors in your designated region for the new Outreach Initiative
Applications for each class of ambassadors open during late Fall.
Please contact Katie Cantone (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the program or the application process!