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Two Knight-Hennessy Scholar Winners

Two alumni, Leehi Yona ‘16 and Asaf Zilberfarb ‘17 have been named Knight-Hennessy Scholars, a new Rhodes-level scholarship initiative that endows 49 students from around the world for graduate study at Stanford. Congrats to two of the College’s finest international students (and what a shame that Phil ended need-blind admissions for internationals starting with the Class of 2020):

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Asaf Zilberfarb CV Comp.jpg

The Knight-Hennessy website noted the undergraduate institution at which each of this year’s 49 Scholars studied:

The scholars earned undergraduate degrees at 37 institutions, including:

  • three each from Stanford University and Yale University
  • two each from Brown University, Dartmouth College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Princeton University and Rice University.

No other school had more than one Scholar.

Once again, we punch above our weight.

Addendum: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program was funded by a $400 million gift from Nike’s Phil Knight (its total endowment is $750 million). Additional funding for cross-disciplinary leadership training came from Robert King ‘57, who completed a degree at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1960. King donated $100 million to Stanford’s King Global Leadership Program; he also gave $14.7 million to a King Scholars Leadership Program at the College.

Addendum: International students have, to date at least, been disproportionately represented among the College’s valedictorians and winners of prestigious scholarships.

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