All eligible applications are initially reviewed by the Penn-Thouron faculty committee, including representatives from the College of Arts and Sciences, Wharton, Engineering and Nursing Schools. A short-list of finalists is invited to interview with a selection committee made up of past Thouron Scholars from the U.K. and the U.S., together with Thouron Family members.

Applicants are selected on the basis of scholarship, as well as clarity of purpose, contribution to community, and their ambassadorial qualities. Candidates must be able to show enthusiasm for their particular specialty. You will be asked to participate in the exchange of ideas and opinions in a variety of settings. Scholars are selected for their ability to engage with the world with the expectation that their experience overseas will increase their commitment to the scholarship’s founding principles of promoting cross-cultural understanding.