At the 2017 commencement, the university recognized 263 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 81 graduating scholars who chose to compete, ten have been nominated to receive a $10,000 prize. The ten prize recipients form an exemplary group.

Jordan Kondo
Major: Human Biology (B.S.)
Minor: East Asian Languages and Cultures

Carnie Lewis
Major: Occupational Therapy
Minor: International Relations

Andrew Morris
Majors: Mathematics (B.A.); Cognitive Science
Minor: Spanish

Clayton Rountree
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Minor: Business Finance

John Runburg
Majors: Physics (B.S.); Philosophy

Isabella Soehn
Majors: International Relations; Economics/Mathematics

Beau Sylvester
Major: Neuroscience (B.S.)
Minor: Political Science

Maral Tavitian
Major: Print and Digital Journalism
Minors: Human Rights and Entrepreneurship

Amanda Zhou
Major: Human Biology (B.S)
Minor: Musical Studies

Brian Zukotynski
Major: Biochemistry
Minors: Musical Studies and Health Care Studies


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