All-USA College Academic Team


All material must be received by the deadline TBA in January 2011.


USA Today honors outstanding students with the All-USA Academic Teams. The top twenty students selected for each of the All-USA First Teams will receive a $2,500 cash award and a trophy and will receive extensive national recognition through coverage in USA Today and USA Today's website. Second and third teams are named, and each receives certificates of achievement.


The awards are open to full-time undergraduates of at least junior standing at four-year institutions in the USA or its territories. Students must be nominated by their schools and be willing to be featured in USA Today. Schools may nominate as many students as they consider appropriate candidates for this award.

Criteria include grades, academic rigor, leadership, activities, and, most important, the student's essay describing his or her most outstanding intellectual endeavor as a college undergraduate.

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USA Today will start accepting nominations for the 2011 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team in October 2010. Only electronic nomination forms will be accepted.

For more information, visit the USA Today website.

Download a nomination form.