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.
Conferred annually on a graduating senior selected for outstanding academic achievement and University service.
Political Science, Ethnic Studies // Religious Studies minor
Presented to the male graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University.
Neuroscience // Art History, Philosophy, Biology minors
St. Clare Medal
Presented to the female graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University.
Psychology, Ethnic Studies
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. Award
In recognition of their outstanding contributions in the area of community service.
Political Science, Communication // Arabic, Islamic & Mid Eastern Studies minor
Richard J. Riordan Award
Given to a graduating senior who exemplifies the ideals of Jesuit education, especially being a "whole person of solidarity in the real world" and having the courage and faith to build a more just and humane world.
Psychology, Child Studies
Student Life Award
To recognize their contributions to the overall quality of life in the University community.
Computer Science & Engineering // Mathematics minor
Public Health Science // Spanish, Political Science minors
The Gracelyn Rillorta Bateman Award for Inclusive Excellence
Awarded to a student(s) or student organization that has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing an inclusive environment at SCU.
Ethnic Studies, Biology
Electrical Engineering // Sustainability minor
Neider Family Alumni Service Award
Provides financial support to seniors who are leaving SCU and going directly into a service program or project.
Psychology, Communication // Religious Studies minor
English, Political Science // Professional Writing minor
*Participated in the College’s REAL Program exploring leadership development and career exploration during their time at Santa Clara University.
College of Arts and Sciences Department Awards
College of Arts and Sciences Awards
Hoefer Undergraduate Writing Prize
The Hoefer Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing recognizes outstanding undergraduate writing achievement in two categories: Student Research Paper and Student-Faculty Member Co-Authored Paper or Research Project.
Student Research Paper
Majors: Ethnic Studies and Environmental Science
Student-Faculty Co-authored Paper
Majors: Anthropology and Biology
Established in 1915 by Dr. and Mrs. Fermín R. Orella B.S. 1889, this prize is awarded to the senior science student who attains the highest average in scientific subjects during the junior and senior years.
Gerald and Sally DeNardo Senior Prize
Established in 2007 to complement the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship, this prize is given by the Dean to recognize outstanding science research accomplishment by a graduating senior(s) who reflects the distinctive characteristics of a Jesuit education and is pursuing a career in the health sciences.
Faculty Mentor: Amelia Fuller, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Majors: Neuroscience and Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Lindsay Halladay, Psychology/Neuroscience
Majors: Anthropology and Biology
Faculty Mentors: Michelle Bezanson, Robin Nelson, Anthropology
Roll over or touch each square to see where graduates are heading!
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 College of Arts and Sciences students have earned prestigious scholarships to study or teach in Armenia, India, Germany, and Taiwan.
ASG Vice President Ann Codiga ’21 said she felt “like an ant” at her first college. Transferring to Santa Clara changed that, and prepared her for law school.