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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Celebrate our graduating class with us as we highlight this year's award winners, some of the great things our seniors have done while at SCU, as well as some of their post-graduation plans.

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College of Arts and Sciences

Jasmyn Burdsall ’20 Awarded Knight-Hennessy Scholarship


SCU alumna and advocate for female trauma survivors will pursue a master's degree at Stanford University

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Rhiannon Giddens Artist-in-Residence

Student Stories

Natalie Rover on one tip of triangle with Christian Jimenez and Riley Scherr on other two
Discovering the Impact of Research

Three Santa Clara University seniors were awarded the DeNardo Senior Prize for outstanding achievements in their scientific research.

A Passion for Public Health, Economics, and Helping Others

Senior Lauren Cherrey seeks out connections between her Public Health and Economics majors and has used them to drive her work abroad and on campus.

Four Broncos Win Fulbrights

Four College of Arts and Sciences students have earned prestigious scholarships to study or teach in Armenia, India, Germany, and Taiwan.

Beckman Scholars - Ella Basler and Erica Svendahl
SCU Names Two Beckman Scholars in 2021

Sophomores Ella Basler and Erica Svendahl will have the opportunity to conduct intricate and influential research on critical scientific topics as Santa Clara University’s two Beckman Scholars this year.

    Faculty Stories

    Collaborating to Combat Structural Racism from the Classroom

    Public Health’s Sonja Mackenzie and Women’s and Gender Studies’ Sharmila Lodhia partnered to educate and engage students on issues of structural racism.

    Breaking Down Barriers and Cultivating Creativity

    As a 2021 Creative Ambassador for the City of San José, SCU’s Ray Furuta is designing a project that will promote creative expression, break down barriers between different art forms, and ultimately bring together the community.