Prize Winners Renaissance Scholars

Each year, an exemplary group of ten Renaissance Scholars designees is selected to receive $10,000 prizes towards graduate study. To be considered for the Prize Competition, applicants must be a previously certified Renaissance Scholar candidate and submit all prize application materials by the prize competition deadline (mid-February of the student’s final year at USC).  Students who request certification after the prize competition deadline, but no later than the last day of classes in the Spring semester before their Commencement are not eligible for the Prize Competition but will still be considered for the Renaissance Scholar honor.  Click below to see the list of Prize Winners for current and previous years

2000 Renaissance Scholar Prize Winners

At the 2000 commencement, the university recognized 44 seniors in the inaugural class of USC Renaissance Scholars. Each student completed a major and a minor, or a double major, in two disparate fields with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Each Renaissance Scholar is also eligible to enter the Renaissance Scholar Prize competition. From among the scholars who chose to compete, 14 have been nominated to receive a $10,000 prize. The 14 prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and major(s)/minor(s) are provided below:

Name Major(s) Minor(s)
Jacob Chacko
  • Biological Sciences (B.A.)
  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy management
Tatyan Clarke
  • Biological Sciences (B.S.)
  • Theater
Pater Danenberg
  • Classics
  • Philosophy
  • Musical Studies
  • German
Sally Ha
  • Business Administration
  • Art History
Lindsay Harrison
  • Political Science
  • Gender Studies
  • Cinema-Television
Adam Levine
  • Biomedical Engineering (Biochemical Engineering)
  • English (Creative Writing)
Mary Lewinski
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Russian Language
Alex Lin
  • Political Science
  • Biological Sciences (B.A.)
Devin Mitchell
  • Biological Sciences (B.S.)
  • Classics
Aditi Nag
  • Economics
  • Natural Science
Han Nguyen
  • Biomedical Engineering (Biochemical Engineering)
  • Political Science
  • Economics
Rebecca Orozco
  • Spanish
  • Psychology
Joshua Wolfsohn
  • Humanities (Music)
  • Biological Sciences (B.A.)
Jenny Yiee
  • Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences (B.A.)


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