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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Carolina Scholars

Varsha Gopal

Patrick L. Tomlin Carolina Scholar
Southside High School
Greenville, South Carolina
Chemical Engineering 

Through the unique electives offered by the UofSC honors college, I was able to explore various subjects and make the strong interdisciplinary connections needed in industry today. 

One of the main reasons I was drawn to UofSC was the small class sizes in honors classes. This allowed students and faculty to develop a real professional relationship and also made class more interactive and engaging. I always felt comfortable asking questions about concepts I didn't understand or even getting life advice from my honors professors. One professor, in particular, Dr. Mustain, is someone I talked to for career guidance. In fact, after discussing my post-graduation goals and plans with him, I ultimately made the decision to apply for graduate school. I hope to keep in touch with Dr. Mustain and the other influential professors I was fortunate to learn from as I embark on my higher education journey! 

Post-graduate plans:
After graduation, Varsha plans to attend graduate school but has not decided on a school yet! She hopes to travel before joining a program in the fall though. 

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