USA Today's All-USA College Academic Award

Website: Phi Theta Kappa


The All-USA Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $5,000 scholarship, a total of $100,000 in scholarship awards. In addition to scholarships, team members are presented at the annual President’s Breakfast held during the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention.

The program is sponsored by Cengage with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa.

Nominees to the All-USA Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Academic Team, New Century Scholars Programs, and All-State Academic Teams when applicable.


See applicant & nominator guide at

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
Contact Information

Contact the nominator for your school for more details.