Seven College Seniors and Alumni Receive 2020 Thouron Awards

Thouron Award

Four College of Arts & Sciences students and three recent alumni have won a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship winner receives tuition for as long as two years, as well as travel and living stipends, to earn a graduate degree there.

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.

The seven 2020 Thouron Scholars are:

Daniel Brennan, C’20, of Miami, Florida, is majoring in history and political science, with concentrations in military history and political theory.

Braden Cordivari, C’18, of Elverson, Pennsylvania, received his bachelor’s degree in classical studies and anthropology with a minor in archaeological science.

Gregory Forkin, C’19, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, and biology and a minor in chemistry.

Natasha Menon, C’20, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is majoring in philosophy, politics, and economics with a concentration in distributive justice and a minor in legal studies and history.

Robert Subtirelu, C’20, of Ronkonkoma, New York, is majoring in the biological basis of behavior and minoring in chemistry.

Zachary Whitlock, C’20, ENG'20, of Washington, D.C., is in the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research joint-degree program, majoring in materials science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and in earth science in Penn Arts & Sciences.

Maia Yoshida, C’18, GEN'19, of Madison, New Jersey, received her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology with a minor in fine arts.

To learn more about the latest Thouron Scholars, click here.


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