Prize Competition Application

The application for the Renaissance Scholars Prize Competition is intended for graduating seniors only and includes students graduating in Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017.

Seniors must have already applied for certification by December 31, 2016 in order to compete in the prize competition. Click on the link below to access the Prize Competition Application portal.



The prize competition deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

The prize competition application requires the following:

  • Minimum 3.50 GPA both overall at USC and in each program of the certified Renaissance Scholar combination.  Lower division coursework is included in this calculation.
  • Personal Statement (3-5 pages, double-spaced) in which you discuss how the two (or more) divergent fields of study have affected your intellectual, social, and professional development.
  • Two Faculty Letters of Recommendation total.  One should come from each academic department of your certified Renaissance Scholar program combination.
  • Résumé (one page) that highlights and summarizes your academic and non-academic achievements.