2020 Student Honorees


Isabella S. Hauptman


Thomas J. Kim

Gavin Kress

Harry S. Truman Scholar

       Kayla M. Soren

Marshall Scholars

Established by the British government after World War II, the Marshall Scholarship provides highly qualified students with the opportunity to study at any university in the United Kingdom. Up to forty students are selected each year on the basis of their outstanding academic records and their potential as leaders and opinion-makers in their future careers.

Schwarzman Scholars

One of the most selective postgraduate programs in the world, Schwarzman Scholars receive a fully funded scholarship to study at the new Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Schwarzman Scholars program is designed to prepare its graduates to build stronger relationships between China and a rapidly changing world and to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century.

       Songzhi Huang

      Christopher Carpenter

      Gabrielle B. Roberts

Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Award

Awarded to the graduating students who have attained the highest scholarship average of all undergraduate women at the university.

       Savannah Benz

      Rose Bueno

      Danielle Collins

      Isabella S. Hauptman

      Sarah E. Leitner

University Trustees Award

Awarded to the graduating students who have attained the highest scholarship average of all undergraduate men at the university.

Nihar Agrawal

Neelesh Bagrodia

Rae Lan

Michael J. Wong

Jingyun Yang

USC Provost’s Award

Awarded to the graduating students who have attained the highest scholarship average of all undergraduate transfer students at the university.

      Annelisse Cuellar-Montes

     Honor Hayball

      Mami Horikawa

      Aris Mangasarian

      Danielle Morales

      Zhonghao Shi

      Adrien Verus

      Elizabeth Winnicki

Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Awards

Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest interdisciplinary honor society at USC. It recognizes scholarship and awards prizes annually to graduate and undergraduate students for creative and scholarly achievements.

Nikki Darling

Sophie Hammond

Xiaochen Li

Danielle Takahashi

Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Awards

Devoted to liberal learning in arts and sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, presents two undergraduate awards to honor creativity, scholarship, and leadership in faculty-student community relations.

Jane Clark

Isaiah Smith

Rockwell Dennis Hunt Award

Awarded to an alumna or alumnus of USC who is pursuing a graduate or professional degree at the university and who is most representative of the Trojan Family’s traditions and values.

Mackenzie D. Postel

University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Awarded to three graduate teaching assistants – from diverse areas such as the natural sciences and engineering, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts – who have exhibited consistent excellence in the classroom and thus symbolize the university’s dedication to the education of scholar-teachers.

Nina C. Christie

Zhanerke Temirgaliyeva

David Velasquez

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowships supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.

       Sarah E.K. Fong, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, American Studies &

American Association of University Women Fellowship Award

Conscience Princesse Bwiza, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences