A MEETING OF MINDS

With its goal of furthering British-American understanding, the Thouron award gives British Scholars the opportunity to study at any of the dozen graduate schools of the University of Pennsylvania, while American Scholars can pursue a graduate degree at any university in the United Kingdom. On both sides of the Atlantic, Scholars enjoy the support and inspiration of the Thouron Community.

A MEETING OF MINDS

With its goal of furthering British-American understanding, the Thouron award gives British Scholars the opportunity to study at any of the dozen graduate schools of the University of Pennsylvania, while American Scholars can pursue a graduate degree at any university in the United Kingdom. On both sides of the Atlantic, Scholars enjoy the support and inspiration of the Thouron Community.

EXPANDING HORIZONS

The AWARD WAS ESTABLISHED in 1960 by Sir John Thouron and his American wife, Lady Thouron, to promote closer ties between the people of the United Kingdom and the United States. It is among the most prestigious and generous academic scholarships in the world, giving young people of outstanding ability and open minds the means to study, travel and immerse themselves in the life of their host country. Scholars are chosen not only for their academic achievements, but for their ability to engage with one another and take an active part in a changing world. They are expected to act as student-ambassadors, putting their energy and intellect to work strengthening the ties between two great nations.

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FOR BRITISH GRADUATES

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Study at Penn

Granted every year to as many as ten final-year students or recent graduates from any university in the United Kingdom, the Thouron Award pays full tuition, fees and health insurance for up to two years of post-graduate study at the University of Pennsylvania. Students can apply to any of the scores of programmes in Penn’s twelve graduate schools; for those accepted into a PhD program, Penn typically funds the tuition and fees after the second year. Scholars also receive an annual stipend to cover living costs and to encourage entertainment and travel; for 2015-16, the stipend will be $31,500.

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FOR PENN GRADUATES

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Study in the U.K.

Each year, the Thouron Award is given to four to six graduating seniors, recent graduates, professional students, or graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania. The award covers full tuition and fees for up to two years at any degree-granting programme in the U.K. In addition, an annual stipend is provided to cover living costs and to encourage entertainment and travel; for 2015-16, the stipend will be £17,100 outside London, £19,500 in London.

JOIN THE FAMILY

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FAMILY PLAYS AN IMPORTANT role in the Thouron Award, and not only because of the continuing close involvement of Sir John’s descendants and their spouses. It’s also because Scholars are selected in part for their ability to engage with the world and with one another; as a result, present and former Scholars make up an extended network that by now has more than 700 members around the world. Good parties are part of the Thouron tradition!