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:

2002 Renaissance Scholar Prize Winners

At the 2002 commencement, the university has recognized 97 seniors as USC Renaissance Scholars. Each student has 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 85 scholars who chose to compete, 17 have been nominated to receive a $10,000 prize. The 17 prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and major(s)/minor(s) are provided below:

Name Major(s) Minor(s)
Maryanna Abdo
  • Cinema-Television (Critical Studies)
  • French
  • Political Science
Eric Altman
  • Cinema-Television (Production)
  • Comparative Literature
John Arroyo
  • Public Relations
  • Planning and Development
Carolyn Bevan
  • Theatre
  • Neuroscience
Tejal Bhirud
  • American Studies and Ethnicity (Asian American Studies)
  • Spanish
  • Natural Science
Andrew Bulbrook
  • Economics
  • Musical Studies
Katherine Fitzsimons
  • Spanish
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Cultural Anthropology
Mahmood Ghaffary
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
Liliana Loofbourow
  • Psychobiology
  • English (Creative Writing)
  • Music
Susan Mackie
  • Biochemistry
  • Russian
Thomas Meier
  • Philosophy
  • Theatre
Cecilia Mo
  • Mathematics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Economics
Steven Okamoto
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics (B.A.)
  • Philosophy
  • Multimedia & Creative Technologies
William Pao
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
Jessica Roberts
  • Political Science
  • Theatre
  • French
  • Law and Society
Justin Warren
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • German
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
Judith Wong
  • Chemistry (B.A.)
  • Music

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