College Senior and Alum Win 2010 Thouron Awards

A College of Arts and Sciences senior and a recent College graduate have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.

Senior Stefan Sabo, a math major who sub-matriculated into the Master's in Math program, is also a University Scholar, Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowship Undergraduate Advisory Board member and Dean's Scholar. He will attend the University of Cambridge.

Veyom Bahl, who graduated from Penn in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico after graduating and has been working in finance since his return to the United States. He will pursue a master's degree in development administration and planning at University College London.

The Thouron Award, a graduate exchange program between Penn and British universities, exists to improve relations between the United States and the United Kingdom. Thouron Award winners receive tuition and stipends for one or two years depending on the time required toearn 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.

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