2018 Global Scholar Prize Winners

This year, the University recognizes 59 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, 21 graduating scholars were nominated as prize finalists by their schools, and ten have been selected to receive a $10,000 prize towards graduate study.


Jared Alswang

Keck School of Medicine
For, “Solutions to Address Healthcare Shortages in the Northern Region of Malawi”

Samantha Archie

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For, “Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Training in Swahili for Rural Microfinance Participants”

Caitlin Greenho

Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
For, “Faces of the European Migration Crisis Grant Proposal”

Kenneth Lee

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For, “North Korea’s Nuclear Restraint in the 1970s: A Critique of Offensive Neo-realism”

Stephan Llerena

Marshall School of Business
For, “Papo de Responsa of the Civil Police Force of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”

Jacob Lokshin

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
For, “Whose War is it Anyway? Examining Decision-Making in the Construction of U.S.-Afghan Policy During the Carter Administration”

Lilah Lutes

Roski School of Art & Design
For, “Someday I’ll Tell You”

Ezie Nguyen

Keck School of Medicine
For, “Correlates of Non-adherence to Key Population Community-Led HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Services among Thai Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women”

Allison Whiting

“Republican Identity in a Multicultural Society: Analyzing Political Discourse about Islam and Muslims during the 2017 French Presidential Election”

Sophie Wix

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
“An Evolutionary Alliance: The Human Microbiome and its Role in Cancer Prevention and Treatment”

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