Prize Winners Discovery Scholars

Each year, an exemplary group of ten Discovery Scholar designees is selected to receive $10,000 prizes towards graduate study or creative projects. 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 submission 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 Discovery Scholar honor. Click below to see the list of Prize Winners for current and previous years:

2014 Discovery Scholar Prize Winners

At the 2014 commencement, the university has recognized 105 seniors as USC Discovery Scholars. Each student has completed a culminating project in their field of study with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Of the 27 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, eleven have been nominated to receive a Discovery Scholar prize. The eleven prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and programs are provided below. Click here for a brief description of their Discovery Scholar project.

Name Program(s)
Michael Bertch Economics; History
Peter Cameron Theatre (Acting) BFA
Brandon Glousman Human Development and Aging
Richelle Gribble Fine Arts; Marketing and Social Entrepreneurship
Saad Haddad Composition
Julia Lazzari-Dean Chemistry(Chemical Biology); Computer Science
Mathew Orr Physics; Astronomy (minor)
Carlos Portela Aerospace Engineering; Physics
Kevin reinhardt Architecture; Sculture (minor)
Tiffany Wang Communicatioon; Communicatioon Design and Marketing

Winners by Year 2014

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