Prize Competition

Each year, an exemplary group of ten Global Scholar designees is selected to receive $10,000 prizes toward graduate study.  To be considered for the Prize Competition applicants must submit all project materials by the primary submission deadline (the Monday following Spring Break in the student’s final year at USC).  Students who apply by the secondary application deadline (the last day of classes in the Spring semester before the student’s official Commencement) are not eligible for the Prize Competition but will still be considered by their School for the Global Scholars honor.  Click below to see the list of Prize Winners from current and previous years:

2012 Global Scholar Prize Winners

At the 2012 commencement, the university recognized 39 seniors as USC Global Scholars. Each student spent at least ten weeks outside the U.S. as part of their undergraduate experience in their field of study and completed a capstone project and reflective essay related to the international experiences with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Of the 16 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, ten have been nominated to receive a Global Scholar prize. The ten prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and programs are provided below.  Click on each prize winner’s name for a brief description of their Global Scholar capstone project.

Name Program(s)
Michelle Ackerman Architecture
Erin Cuevas Architecture
Theodore Curran Global Health, East Asian Languages & Cultures, and Natural Science (minor)
Isabelle Feldhaus Global Health, Biological Sciences (B.A.), and Health Policy & Management (minor)
Katherine Finnegan International Relations
Sequoia Kaul International Relations
Scott Macklin Aerospace Engineering
Michael Shashoua Business Administration (International Relations) and Communication Law & Media Policy (minor)
Jena Sussex Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Studies and Natural Science (minor)
Rachel Will Public Relations and Marketing (minor)

Winners by Year

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