Ready to explore at ECU
Mansi Trivedi says she’s ready to learn about the world at East Carolina University
Trivedi, of Cary, is a graduate of Raleigh Charter High School and the daughter of Chetana and Jay Trivedi. She will enter ECU in the fall as an EC Scholar — the university’s top undergraduate scholarship.
“I’m really excited and ready to get to college,” she said. “I’m not only going to know why things are as they are but how they apply to the world.”
In high school, Trivedi has been class president all four years, competed in the Science Olympiad and tutored students in math and biology.
Outside of school, she has been an active volunteer and participated in Girls State and the Triangle Gujurati Association Youth Group, winning awards in both organizations.
Trivedi plans to major in biology and chemistry at ECU. After college, she hopes to go to medical school and received an “early assurance” admission to medical school at ECU. That means if she meets certain academic requirements she will be admitted to medical school at ECU after college graduation without having to compete with other applicants or take the Medical College Admission Test, a five-hour examination of writing, science and reasoning skills.
“I want to do further research in reproductive medicine in particular regarding the effect the environment has on our reproductive health,” she said. “I hope to build a clinic specifically devoted to promoting women’s health in countries such as India.”
But first, she’s looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of being an E.C. Scholar. She’s also anticipating studying abroad, a part of the E.C. Scholars program.
“ECU’s focus on leadership did influence my decision to come to ECU,” she said. “In the world we live in, it is very important to have strong leadership skills and to be able to take responsibility of your own education and growth. I feel that through the programs ECU has to offer, I will be given the opportunity to develop the leadership skills I need to become a contributing citizen to not only our community but to our world.”
About EC Scholars
EC Scholars exhibit outstanding academic performance and effective leadership skills. They have opportunities to contribute to faculty-led research studies, engagement in the community and multiple service activities.
The amount awarded to scholarship recipients is $40,000 ($5,000 per semester for eight continuous semesters). In addition, EC Scholars are provided with a $5,000 stipend to help support their required study abroad experience.
The entering Class of 2015 EC Scholar recipients have completed a rigorous three-tier selection process that includes: meeting the Honors College admissions criteria, having an additional faculty review and completing an on-campus interview. The incoming EC Scholar recipients have an average math/verbal SAT score of 1307 and an average unweighted GPA of 3.89.
– Doug Boyd, ECU News Services