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:

2010 Discovery Scholar Prize Winners

At the 2010 commencement, the university has recognized 61 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 21 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, ten have been nominated to receive a Discovery Scholar prize. The ten 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)
Caitlin Beam Music Performance (Vocal Arts)
Christopher Busch Architecture
James Chalfant Biomedical Engineering and History (minor)
Paul Frank Biochemistry and Biophysics
Lydia Green Linguistics
Sarah Hawley Interdisciplinary Archaeology
Andrea Martinez American Studies & Ethnicity (Chicano/Latino Studies), Political Science and Psychology
Casey Stark Mathematics and Physics
Taylor Webb Neuroscience and Music Composition
Emily Yu Fine Arts (Studio Arts) and East Asian Languages & Cultures


Winners by Year2014

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