University of Pennsylvania Announces 2014 Thouron Award Winners

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 27, 2014

Four University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  The scholarship recipients are:

  • Sonya Davey of Gaithersburg, MD, majoring in health and societies, South Asian studies and biology, is applying to the University of Oxford for a master’s degree in medical anthropology.
  • Carson Woodbury of Tucson, AZ, majoring in classical studies and biology, is applying to the University of Cambridge for a master’s degree in biological science (genetics).

The Thouron Award, a graduate exchange program between Penn and British universities, aims to improve relations between the United States and the U.K. Winners receive tuition and stipends for one or two years depending on the time required to earn a graduate degree. The Thouron Award was established and is supported by gifts from Sir John Thouron and the late Esther du Pont, Lady Thouron, of Unionville, Pa. 

Graduating Penn seniors, current Penn graduate or professional students and recent Penn graduates who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Additional information about the Thouron Award is at www.thouronaward.org/.

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