Nine College Students and Alums Named Thouron Scholars; Will Pursue Graduate Studies in the U.K.

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Nine College seniors and alums have each received a 2024 Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each Thouron Scholar receives tuition for up to two years, as well as travel and living stipends.

Established in 1960 and supported with gifts by the late John Thouron and his wife, Esther du Pont Thouron, the Thouron Award is a graduate exchange program between Penn and U.K. universities that aims to improve understanding and relations between the two nations.

Penn’s 2024 Thouron Scholars are:

Maya Brawer-Cohen, from Los Angeles, is majoring in neuroscience with minors in healthcare management and chemistry.

Sonali Deliwala, from Yardley, Pennsylvania, graduated from the College in 2022 with a political science and economics double major and a minor in creative writing.

Sheil Desai, from Voorhees, New Jersey, graduated from the College in 2023 with a philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) major, with minors in chemistry and environmental studies.

Lynn Larabi, from Philadelphia, is majoring in political science with a concentration in international relations and minoring in anthropology.

Crystal Marshall, from Miami Gardens, Florida, is majoring in communication with a minor in cinema and media studies.

Ellie McKeown, from Philadelphia, is a triple-major: in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies with a concentration in health and disability; in biology; and in English.

George Morcos, from Rochester, New York, is majoring in biology with a concentration in molecular and cell biology, with minors in classical studies and nutrition.

Emma Søndergaard Jensen, from Newton, Massachusetts, is a philosophy major whose studies focus on the philosophy of disability.

Joshua Yang, from Northbrook, Illinois, graduated in 2023 from the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business, a dual-degree program in Penn Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School.

To read more about the students and their accomplishments, click here.

 

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