UT Dallas McDermott Scholars

The 2019 McDermott Scholars

The 2019 class of Scholars is made up of 9 women and 9 men with 11 students from Texas, 6 from out of state, and 1 from Bangladesh. Collectively, this class has an average two-part SAT score of 1560, and 15 of the 18 received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship program.


Cady Baltz

Cady Baltz

Hometown: Germantown, TN
High School: Houston High School
Major: Computer Science

Taylor Crockett

Taylor Crockett

Hometown: Allen, TX
High School: Allen High School
Major: Undecided

Harrison Dal Ponte

Harrison Dal Ponte

Hometown: Tucson, AZ
High School: BASIS Oro Valley
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Lydia Grant

Lydia Grant

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
High School: Turpin High School
Major: Electrical Engineering

Areeba Hafeez

Areeba Hafeez

Hometown: Southlake, TX
High School: Carroll Senior High School
Major: Biology

Elijah Harbut

Elijah Harbut

Hometown: Huntington Woods, MI
High School: International Academy
Major: Biochemistry

Paulina Hruskoci

Paulina Hruskoci

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
High School: Shrewsbury High School
Major: Political Science

Pratik Koppikar

Pratik Koppikar

Hometown: Coppell, TX
High School: Coppell High School
Major: Molecular Biology

Avirut Mehta

Avirut Mehta

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
High School: William P. Clements High School
Major: Undecided

Bhaash Pathak

Bhaash Pathak

Hometown: Irving, TX
High School: Coppell High School
Major: Neuroscience

Neha Philip

Neha Philip

Hometown: Lewisville, TX
High School: Hebron High School
Major: Neuroscience

Cari Reinert

Cari Reinert

Hometown: Wylie, TX
High School: Texas Academy of Math and Science
Major: Undecided

Anna Scully

Anna Scully

Hometown: Keller, TX
High School: Central High School
Major: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Ted Shi

Ted Shi

Hometown: Overland Park, KS
High School: Blue Valley Southwest High School
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Katie Strand

Katie Strand

Hometown: Frisco, TX
High School: Independence High School
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Khalid Hossain Tawohid

Khalid Hossain Tawohid

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
High School: UCSI International School Springhill
Major: Computer Science

Vivian Tran

Vivian Tran

Hometown: Austin, TX
High School: Westwood High School
Major: Biochemistry

Varun Venkat

Varun Venkat

Hometown: Frisco, TX
High School: Independence High School
Major: Electrical Engineering