Thouron Scholarship

Harvard University


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 5, 2019 9:00am PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

Location of citizenship: United States

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Overview:

The Thouron family, known for its generous commitments to trans-Atlantic academic exchange at the graduate level, inaugurated a new program in 2006 to give undergraduates students at select institutions a greater comparative understanding of British and American culture.

The John Thouron Prize will be awarded to a small, select group of undergraduates from Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania who are pursuing an eight-week summer program of study abroad at Pembroke College in the University of Cambridge, in the U.K.

Through exposure to Cambridge’s renowned tutorial and supervision systems, students will be challenged intellectually, and through engagement with a wide range of carefully tailored extracurricular experiences, they will also have an enriching cultural experience. Thouron prize winners will have access to the full range of courses and facilities available to participants in this prestigious eight-week summer school hosted jointly by Pembroke and King’s Colleges.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Students may apply for the summer following their sophomore or junior year.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferences:

  • There is no set requirement for a particular grade point average or set of achievements, but Harvard’s nominating process will favor those with records of academic distinction and personal promise in some non-academic area of endeavor.
  • Preference will also be given to those who have not previously studied in the U.K. and who have not traveled abroad extensively.