UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

The 2015 McDermott Scholars

The 2015 class of Scholars is made up of 10 women and 15 men with 14 students from Texas and 11 from 8 other states. Collectively, this class has an average two-part SAT score of 1540. 20 of the 25 received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship program, 6 were high school valedictorians, and 2 were Presidential Scholar nominees. Click here to read more about the '15 Scholars.


Mr. Bhargav Arimilli

Hometown: Exeter, NH
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
Major: Chemistry

Ms. Morganne Blaylock

Hometown: San Antonio, TX
High School: Ronald Reagan High School
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Zachary Boullt

Hometown: Lake Charles, LA
High School: Saint Louis Catholic High School
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Mr. Joey Campain

Hometown: Windsor, CO
High School: Fossil Ridge High School
Major: Biochemistry

Mr. Matthew Carpenter

Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: Vandegrift High School
Major: Molecular Biology

Mr. John Chan

Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: Liberal Arts & Science Academy
Major: Computer Science

Mr. Harris Chowdhary

Hometown: Plano, TX
High School: Greenhill School
Major: Undeclared

Mr. Christian Cortes

Hometown: Richardson, TX
High School: St. Mark's School of Texas
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Kiara Dandridge

Hometown: Clovis, CA
High School: Floyd B Buchanan High School
Major: Biology

Ms. Jacqueline Doan

Hometown: Plano, TX
High School: Plano Senior High School
Major: Undeclared

Ms. Emily Fine

Hometown: Dallas, TX
High School: Greenhill School
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Ms. Joanna Haug

Hometown: St. Rose, LA
High School: Metairie Park Country Day School
Major: Psychology

Ms. Ayesha Karnik

Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
High School: Flower Mound High School
Major: Economics

Ms. Rachel Kyes

Hometown: Gainesville, FL
High School: Eastside High School
Major: Biochemistry

Mr. Quang Le

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
High School: Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Mr. Nidhish Lokesh

Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
High School: Flower Mound High School
Major: Biochemistry

Ms. Monica Lou

Hometown: Plano, TX
High School: Plano West Senior High School
Major: Biology

Ms. Rachel Meade

Hometown: Plano, TX
High School: Coram Deo Academy
Major: Molecular Biology

Mr. Umer Nadir

Hometown: Plano, TX
High School: St. Mark's School of Texas
Major: Biology

Mr. Justin Raman

Hometown: Lake Mary, FL
High School: Seminole High School
Major: Biochemistry

Mr. Neel Reddy

Hometown: Murphy, LA
High School: LA School for Math, Science, and
the Arts Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Daniel Rodricks

Hometown: Camas, WA
High School: Union High School
Major: Neuroscience

Ms. Sydney Sherman

Hometown: Wrightstown, PA
High School: Archbishop Wood High School
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Mr. Andrew Swanson

Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX
High School: South Grand Prairie High School
Major: Finance, Marketing

Mr. Richard Wu

Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Clear Lake High School
Major: Biochemistry