Among the nine men and nine women who make up the program's 2010 class, there are three valedictorians and two salutatorians, and the group hails from the top 2 percent of their respective high school classes. The 18 — from Alaska, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas and Washington; and the country of Bahrain — averaged 2240 on the three-part SAT.
McDermott Scholars show the promise of being tomorrow's leaders. They are students whose intellect, ambition and leadership set them apart as individuals.
They are expected to be a strong influence on their university and their society.
They bring with them long histories of academic excellence and active engagement with their schools and communities.
They exemplify the characteristics of leadership, scholarship and citizenship: these are the hallmarks of an educated person.