News and Updates from the Thouron Blog
Daniel Nieh: From Scholar to Writer and Translator
September 18, 2023
Daniel Nieh is a published novelist and writer as well as a translator and interpreter for global museums, nonprofits, and universities.
Why Are Letters of Recommendation So Important?
August 3, 2023
When applying for a Thouron Award, we strongly consider letters of recommendations along with all other application materials.
Why Eugene Stelzig is a Name You Should Know
July 11, 2023
Throughout our 61 years as a fellowship award program, The Thouron Award has been fortunate to have many brilliant, caring, and truly compassionate human beings join our community of Scholars. Eugene Stelzig is no exception — he is an accomplished academic professor, writer, and adventurer
Brooks Kolb and His Beautiful, Complex Rainbow Tree of Life
May 15, 2023
Brooks Kolb, landscape architect and author, received the Thouron Award and attended Penn and University College London, and graduated in 1976. He also has a forthcoming memoir, "RAINBOW CATCHER: Coming Out / Coming of Age in the 1980s"
John Berry: The Story of One of the First Thouron Scholars
March 13, 2023
Of all the opportunities in the world, the chance to be the first and only person to achieve something is often an experience very few people will have in their lifetime. For John Berry, that is exactly what he has the honour of claiming, as one of the first and only undergraduate Thouron Scholars.
What to Expect When Applying for the Thouron Award
January 6, 2023
Each year, we accept applications for new recipients for the Thouron Award, a graduate academic scholarship and cultural exchange between the University of Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom.
Sam Bennett, Thouron Scholar, Is in a Race with Mountains, Machines and Medicine
December 8, 2022
A British Army Reserve Medical Officer, a physician with the U.K.’s National Health Service, and a co-founder of an innovative performance equipment brand, Affinity Altitude — these are only a few of Dr. Sam Bennett’s great accomplishments. He also is a Thouron Scholar, racing to discover better ways to make innovative medical therapies available to patients around the world.
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