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:

2005 Renaissance Scholar Prize Winners

At the 2005 commencement, the university has recognized 130 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. Of the 70 graduating scholars who chose to compete, nine have been nominated to receive a $10,000 prize. The nine prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and major(s)/minor(s) are provided below:

Name Major(s) Minor(s)
Howard Chiang
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology
  • Gender Studies
  • Musical Studies
Charlotte Gopinath
  • Music Performance (Violin)
  • English
  • International Relations
Brittany Hall
  • Psychology
  • English (Creative Writing)
  • Spanish
Anita Nageswaran
  • Biological Sciences (B.S.)
  • Religion
Brent Nash
  • Computer Engineering and Computer Science (BS)/Computer Science (MS)
  •  Classics
Elizabeth Newman
  • Communication
  • Political Science
  •  Cinema Television
Ryan Oishi
  • Business Administration
  • English (Creative Writing)
  •  Philosophy
Alison Vicks
  • English (Creative Writing)
  • International Relations
Jennifer Yamtich
  • Biological Sciences (B.A.)

  • Spanish
  • Painting/Drawing


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