2016 Renaissance Prize Winners

2016 University of Southern California Wall of Scholars Award Ceremony in the Weingart Reading Room, Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library

At the 2016 commencement, the university recognized 193 seniors as Steven and Kathryn Sample 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 72 graduating scholars who chose to compete, ten have been nominated to receive a $10,000 prize. The ten prize recipients form an exemplary group.

Michelle Chee

Majors: Neuroscience (B.S.); Spanish

Margarette (Maggie) Deagon

Majors: Social Sciences (Psychology); Spanish
Minor: Korean Studies

Sydney Fishman

Major: Environmental Studies (B.S.)
Minors: International Policy & Management; Geohazards

Shelief Juarez

Majors: Biological Sciences (B.A.); Political Science

Gabriella (Rica) Maestas

Majors: Narrative Studies; Cognitive Sciences
Minor: Communication Design

Luke Nunnelly

Major: English
Minor: Neuroscience

Evan Pensis

Major: Performance (Piano)
Minor: Linguistics

Mackenzie Postel

Major: Biological Sciences (B.S.)
Minors: Classics; Musical Studies

Sulekha Ramayya

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Minor: Business Finance

Andrew Tung

Majors: Biological Sciences (B.S.); Performance (Piano)

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