Welcome to the USC Dornsife Scholars Program

For many years, the University of Southern California has provided special recognition to undergraduates who demonstrate outstanding achievement in important dimensions of undergraduate education. Discovery Scholars are students who excel in the classroom while demonstrating the ability to create exceptional new scholarship or artistic works. The Global Scholars program recognizes undergraduates who have excelled in their studies both at home and abroad. Renaissance Scholars are students whose broad and diverse interests help them excel academically.

To these honors was added a program offering university-wide recognition to outstanding graduating seniors—available only to students whose major course of study is in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Dornsife Scholars are students whose academic achievements underscore the relationship between excellence in the core disciplines of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and the aspiration to have a positive impact on the world. (Eligibility Requirements are listed below.)