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:

2008 Discovery Scholar Prize Winners

At the 2008 commencement, the university has recognized 69 seniors in the inaugural 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 29 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, twelve have been nominated to receive a Discovery Scholar prize. The twelve prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and programs are provided below. 

Name Program(s)
Tanya Bernard Fine Arts (Studio Art)
Karoline Brandt Psychology and International Relations (minor)
Germaine Chang Fine Arts and Psychology
Omer Faghfoor Electrical Engineering and Astronautical Engineering (minor)
Brendan Fortune Humanities (Music)
Ross Garren Music Composition
Rachelfaye Kerry Theatre
Anthony Laney Architecture
Althea Lyman Biomedical Engineering
Anthony Marra English – Creative Writing
Geoffrey Pope Music Composition
Henry Wu Neuroscience, Natural Science (minor), and English (minor)


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