At the 2010 commencement, the university recognized 32 seniors as USC Global Scholars. Each student spent at least ten weeks outside the U.S. as part of their undergraduate experience in their field of study and completed a capstone project and reflective essay related to the international experiences with a grade point average of 3.5 or better. Of the 13 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, five have been nominated to receive a $10,000 prize. The five prize recipients form an exemplary group. Their names and programs are provided below, as well as a brief description of their Global Scholar project.
Programs: Music Performance (Studio Guitar), Neuroscience
Programs: East Asian Languages & Cultures, Business Administration
Programs: International Relations, International Urban Development (minor), Middle East Studies (minor)