The Thouron Award is committed to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in all aspects of its programming. These principles are essential to achieving our mission of creating life-changing educational opportunities that strengthen transatlantic ties between the United Kingdom and the United States. Thouron Scholars are chosen for their ambassadorial qualities as well as their academic accomplishments. Achieving those aims requires an exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas.
We consider candidates’ unique experiences, background, and perspectives. We are interested in how they have overcome challenges, helped enlighten others, or celebrated differences that may be rooted or reflected in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, economic status, disability, and/or religious belief, as well as family background (e.g. first-generation American, or first-generation to college).