Eight College Students Named Thouron Scholars

Thouron Awards

Seven College of Arts & Sciences seniors and one 2022 graduate have each received a 2023 Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each Thouron Scholar receives tuition for as long as 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 countries.

Penn’s 2023 Thouron Scholars are:

Alisa Ghura, from Washington, D.C., is double majoring in political science and urban studies with a minor in survey research & data analytics.

Shivani Nellore, from Great Falls, Virginia, is in the Roy and Diana Vagelos Life Sciences & Management dual degree program, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology concentrated in molecular and cell biology in the College and a bachelor’s degree in economics concentrated in health care management and policy at the Wharton School.

Winston Peloso, from Princeton, New Jersey, is majoring in physics and mathematics, and is submatriculating to earn a master’s degree in physics, in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Gabriella Rabito, from Huntington, New York, is majoring in political science with a concentration in international relations, with a minor in modern Middle Eastern studies in the College, while also pursuing a graduate certificate in global human rights.

Srinidhi Ramakrishna, from Montgomery, New Jersey, graduated summa cum laude from the College in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in American politics, and a minor in survey research & data analytics.

Thomas Russell, from Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, is majoring in international relations with a minor in Russian studies.

Oliver Stern, from Miami Beach, Florida, is majoring in political science and history with concentrations in international relations and diplomatic history.

Elena Tisnovsky, from Westchester, New York, is majoring in political science with a minor in East Asian Area studies.

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


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