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2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars are a profile in diversity

by Knight-Hennessy Scholars program on May 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Knight-Hennessy Scholars for 2020

The KNIGHT-HENNESSY SCHOLARS program at Stanford recently announced its 2020 cohort of 76 scholars, with students from 26 countries pursuing degrees in 39 graduate programs at Stanford.

The 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholars will pursue graduate degrees across the university at all seven of Stanford’s schools, with 26 percent earning degrees in Humanities and Sciences; 22 percent in Engineering; 17 percent in Business; 16 percent in Medicine; 13 percent in Law; 3 percent in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences; and 3 percent in Education.

See the news story about the Stanford recipients.

The primary selection criteria used to evaluate applicants were independence of thought, purposeful leadership and a civic mindset.

A profile of the scholars reveals the diversity of the group:

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