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.


Ms. Cady Baltz

Ms. Cady Baltz

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

Mr. Taylor Crockett

Mr. Taylor Crockett

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

Mr. Harrison Dal Ponte

Mr. Harrison Dal Ponte

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

Ms. Lydia Grant

Ms. Lydia Grant

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

Ms. Areeba Hafeez

Ms. Areeba Hafeez

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

Mr. Elijah Harbut

Mr. Elijah Harbut

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

Ms. Paulina Hruskoci

Ms. Paulina Hruskoci

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

Mr. Pratik Koppikar

Mr. Pratik Koppikar

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

Mr. Avirut Mehta

Mr. Avirut Mehta

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

Mr. Bhaash Pathak

Mr. Bhaash Pathak

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

Ms. Neha Philip

Ms. Neha Philip

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

Ms. Cari Reinert

Ms. Cari Reinert

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

Ms. Anna Scully

Ms. Anna Scully

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

Mr. Ted Shi

Mr. Ted Shi

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

Ms. Katie Strand

Ms. Katie Strand

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

Mr. Khalid Hossain Tawohid

Mr. Khalid Hossain Tawohid

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

Ms. Vivian Tran

Ms. Vivian Tran

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

Mr. Varun Venkat

Mr. Varun Venkat

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