2013 Scholars

Vajrang Vemulapalli

Vajrang Vemulapalli

 

Classification:   Sophomore
Graduation Year: 2017
College: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
Major:  Biochemistry
High School: Willow Bend Academy - Plano
Hometown: Plano, TX

About Me

I am a very outgoing and social person. I am at my best when I am allowed to work freely under my own terms and preferably in a leadership position. I am interested in making a difference. I firmly believe that I should strive to matter in whatever I choose to do. I am motivated by the failures of those before. I realize that getting into medical school is difficult, but the challenge is worth the payoff.

Campus and Community Involvement

I volunteer for the Red Cross, Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship, Baylor, Methodist, Habitat for Humanity, Greater Lewisville Cares, Nursing Home, Frisco Public Library, and am very involved in the Boy Scouting community. I play basketball, football, volleyball, and wrestle competitively. I was a crucial part of the Intramural Flag Football team that won during the Fall 2012 semester at UNT. I enjoy competitive extracurricular activities such as chess tournaments, 3 on 3 tournaments, and other activities that keep me motivated. I am a Junior Assistant Scout Master for Troop 416 and Vice President of Activities for the Sports Club at UNT.

Awards and Honors

  • Eagle Scout of America
  • Arrow of Light recipient
  • Duke TIP Regional Award Recipient
  • All Star Academic Honor Award

- Awarded to student who displays outstanding academic excellence in all of his classes

  • Member of the Gifted and Talent Program
  • ¼ Captain of Liberty Varsity Wrestling Team

- Led the freshmen and sophomores through practice and motivated them during their duels and tournaments

  • National Honor Society at High School Inductee
  • Member of the National Honor Society at TAMS

         - Maintained a GPA over 3.0 and had no disciplinary points

Study Abroad

I have taken Spanish, but do not plan to pursue any other foreign languages at UH. I would like to study abroad in places such as Spain, Argentina, or London.

Research

Research in the field of neuroscience intrigues me. I think my research project will have to deal with Alzheimer’s and hopefully result in a breakthrough of sorts. I do plan on continuing research throughout my academic career.

Future Endeavors

I am planning to go on to medical school after my degree from UH and pursuing an MD. I may also strive for a PhD after a few years.