Three College Students Receive Thouron Awards to Study in U.K.

February 5, 2014

Three College of Arts and Sciences 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.

•    Christina Economy of Hilo, Hawaii, majoring in economics and international relations, is applying to the University of Oxford for a master’s degree in public policy. Economy has also been named a Dean’s Scholar by Penn Arts and Sciences.

•    Carson Woodbury of Tucson, Ariz., 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 the University of Pennsylvania and British universities, aims to improve relations between the United States and the United Kingdom. Winners receive tuition and stipends for one or two years depending on the time required to earn their graduate degrees. 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.