USA Today All-USA College Academic Team


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, trophy and will receive extensive national recognition through coverage in USA TODAY and Second and third teams are named and each receive certificates of achievement.


Undergraduates, with at least junior standing, in any field.

Award Amount

$2,500 one-time grant for personal use and a photograph and accomplishments published in USA TODAY



Students must be nominated by their schools and should initiate the nomination by asking a professor or administrator to write a letter of nomination. Students must register online and download the form. Nomination packets with transcript and letters of recommendation must be mailed to USA TODAY.