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Stanford launches Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

L.A. Cicero
Feb 23 2016
Announcement, Education, Stanford

Global, multidisciplinary graduate scholarships are backed by a major gift from Philip H. Knight.

Stanford University announced today the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, a graduate-level scholarship to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world.

The program is named for alumnus Philip H. Knight, MBA '62, philanthropist, American businessman and co-founder of Nike Inc., who is contributing $400 million, and Stanford's outgoing 10th President John L. Hennessy. The program builds on Stanford's preeminent position in higher education, with seven globally ranked multidisciplinary graduate schools that foster service, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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