Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
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.
Presented to the male graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University.
Economics major (BSC) // Management Information Systems minor
St. Clare Medal
Presented to the female graduate judged outstanding in academic performance, personal character, school activities, and constructive contribution to the University.
Computer Science & Engineering major // Philosophy minor
Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. Award
In recognition of their outstanding contributions in the area of community service.
Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ifediba
Finance major // Ethnic Studies and Real Estate minors
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.
Ethnic Studies and Spanish Studies double major, Urban Education and Latin American Studies minors
Psychology and Management double major
Student Life Award
To recognize their contributions to the overall quality of life in the University community.
Political Science and Spanish Studies double major, Women’s and Gender Studies minor
Political Science and Classics double major, Mathematics minor
Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Spanish Studies triple major, Latin American Studies, Religious Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies minors
Maria del Carmen Ocazionez
Political Science and Spanish Studies double major, French and Francophone Studies minor
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 and Political Science double major
Ethnic Studies and Political Science double major, Economics and Sustainability minors
Marketing major, Political Science minor
Neider Family Alumni Service Award
Provides financial support to seniors who are leaving SCU and going directly into a service program or project.
Ethnic Studies major, Political Science minor
Environmental Studies and Sociology double major, Spanish Studies minor
College of Arts and Sciences Department Awards
College of Arts and Sciences Awards
The Hoefer Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing recognizes outstanding undergraduate writing achievement in three categories that alternate yearly: Student Research Paper, Student-Faculty Member Co-Authored Paper or Research Project, and Student Essay.
Spanish and Political Science Minors
Student Research Paper
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.
Mathematics & Computer Science double major
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.
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During her sophomore year, Primrose Waranimman ’22 felt unfulfilled and frustrated with her computer science classes, and wondered if she’d picked the right major. A switch to a career in music therapy opened up her world to new possibilities.
The award will support his research investigating peptoid-membrane interactions under Professor Grace Stokes
Amana Liddell ’22 always knew she was meant to be a doctor. But it wasn't until she got to Santa Clara that she started to wonder what kind of doctor she wanted to be. Through an Ethics in Healthcare class and a Hackworth Fellowship, Liddell started to examine the bigger picture in medicine and her role in making it better for all people.
A Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship fellowship gave Hannah Miller ’22 a unique opportunity to help share the stories of Baltimore-based social entrepreneurs determined to make lasting change in their communities.