Stanford Announces 2020 Cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Stanford Announces 2020 Cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Stanford University has announced a third cohort of its Knight-Hennessy Scholars program.

Selected from more than six thousand applicants for their independence of thought, demonstrated leadership, and civic mindset, seventy-six scholars will receive financial assistance for graduate study at Stanford and be invited to participate in community events, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities through the King Global Leadership Program. This year's Knight-Hennessey Scholars hail from twenty-six countries, with 39 percent pursuing a professional degree, 34 percent pursuing a doctoral degree, and 27 percent pursuing a master's degree at one of Stanford's seven graduate schools, including the humanities and sciences (26 percent), engineering (22 percent), business (17 percent), medicine (16 percent), law (13 percent), earth, energy and environmental sciences (3 percent), and education (3 percent).

"Their intellectual ability, diversity of backgrounds and experiences, and commitment to a better world give me much-needed hope in this challenging time, as the world faces its first true pandemic in a hundred years," said John L. Hennessy, president emeritus and the Shriram Family Director of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program.

For information about the 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars, see the Stanford University website.

"Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program Announces Third Global Cohort." Stanford University Press Release 05/04/2020.