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Thouron Award

Are you looking to enhance your qualification with a postgraduate degree? Have you thought about studying within the United States? If so, the Thouron Award may be the scholarship scheme that allows you to achieve this.

The Thouron Award, established in 1960 by Sir John Thouron and his American wife, Lady Thouron, to promote closer ties between the people of the United Kingdom and the United States. It is among the most prestigious and generous academic scholarships in the world, giving young people of outstanding ability and open minds the means to study, travel and immerse themselves in the life of their host country. Scholars are chosen not only for their academic achievements, but for their ability to engage with one another and take an active part in a changing world. They are expected to act as student-ambassadors, putting their energy and intellect to work strengthening the ties between two great nations.

Applications are now being sought for September 2018 entry to the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Typically, 6 to 10 awards are made each year to British graduates. Each award provides funding in excess of US$90,000 per year covering tuition fees, health insurance, living costs, and such extras as entertainment and travel.

Deadline for submission of applications is 23:59 (GMT) 1 November 2017

Graduates of British universities receive support for up to two years for a postgraduate degree programme at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn, an Ivy League institution, is one of the world’s leading research universities. With 12 schools on one contiguous campus in Philadelphia, it offers a wide range of postgraduate courses – in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Communication, Dental Medicine, Design, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Architecture & Regional Planning, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Social Policy, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Wharton School of Business.

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