2019 Global Prize Winners

This year, the University recognizes 62 seniors as USC Global Scholars. The Global Scholars program recognizes undergraduates who have excelled in their studies both at home and abroad, spending at least ten weeks outside of the U.S. as part of their undergraduate experience, and achieving no less than a 3.5 overall grade point average. Of this group, 25 graduating scholars were nominated as prize finalists by their schools, and ten have been selected to receive a $10,000 prize towards graduate study.


Tingyee Chang

Sol Price School of Public Policy
For, “Miller v Secretary of State, United Kingdom”

Azani Creeks

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For, “¿Mediador y testigo?: The Role of the Church in Nicaraguan Conflict”

Hanna Kiani

Davis School of Gerontology
For, “Person-Centered Care Education in Nursing Programs in the UK and US: A Comparative Study”

Diana Kruzman

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For, “Beyond Fatah and Hamas: The Diversity of Palestinian Resistance”

Madison Pelton

Keck School of Medicine
For, “Forced Migration to Europe: The Importance of Policy in Protecting Health”

Alanna Schenk

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For, “Arctic Stewardship: Treaties and Regimes”

Margaret Spencer

USC School of Cinematic Arts
For, “Caffè”

Kaiwen Sun

USC School of Architecture
For, “Reconnecting the City”

Ciara Taylor

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For, “Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood: Fallout from the Arab Uprisings”

Cooper Yerby

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For, “Arsenicosis: Combining Global Insights and Technologies to Create Solutions for the Largest
Mass Poisoning in Human History”