At the 2011 commencement, the university recognized 39 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 21 graduating scholars who were selected as prize finalists by their school, eight have been nominated to receive a $10,000 prize. Their names and programs are provided below, as well as a brief description of their Global Scholar project

Jacob Bongers

Interdisciplinary Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology (minor), Video Game Design & Management (minor)

Nicole Broom

Sociology, Spanish

Catherine Dolan


Grace Hwang

Environmental Studies

Brandon Miliate

International Relations, Gender Studies (minor)

Carolyn Ng

Architecture, Communication Design (minor)

Daniel Reckard


Dayton Thorpe

Mathematics, Physics

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