At the 2011 commencement, the university has recognized 76 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 36 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 as well as a brief description of their Discovery Scholar project.

Alexis Kaneshiro

Program: Fine Arts (Studio Art)

Laura Lamansky

Programs: Theatre, Cinema-Television (minor)

Stephen Lamb

Programs: History, Early Modern Studies (minor)

Cara Magnabosco

Programs: Biochemistry, Entrepreneurship (minor)

Bernice Ngo

Programs: Architecture, Real Estate Development (minor)

Daniel Paris

Program: Psychology

Chris Rollins

Programs: Geological Sciences, Physics (minor)

Imran Shafi

Programs: Animation & Digital Arts, Fine Arts (Studio Art)

Marissa Srour

Programs: Biological Sciences, Business (minor)

Daniel Wu

Program: Interdisciplinary Studies

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