The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program held an information session at SCPKU on February 27. The session was led by John Hennessy, the inaugural Shirram Family Director of the program after serving as Stanford's 10th president from 2000-2016, and Derrick Bolton, Dean of Knight-Hennessy Scholars Admission.
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a new graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Starting in fall 2018, the program will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of the university’s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and nonprofit sectors.
The last of four Knight-Hennessy Scholars information sessions held in China, the event at SCPKU drew a large crowd of students, young professionals, and parents from the Beijing area who came to learn more about the program.