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Stanford scholarship program open to Koreans

Korean nationals admitted to Stanford University’s graduate programs will be eligible to sign up for its new scholarship program that funds three years of a master’s or doctorate-level degree and offers education in leadership.

Stanford will begin accepting applications in summer 2017 and launch the program in fall 2018.

One hundred students nominated by their undergraduate universities for “demonstrated leadership and civic commitment” will be selected annually, the school announced Wednesday in a press release.

Stanford created the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, named after Stanford President John L. Hennessy and Philip H. Knight, the co-founder of Nike, after Knight endowed $400 million to the school. It was the largest cash gift from an individual to Stanford.

Knight graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1962.

Aside from a three-year scholarship, beneficiaries will be eligible to take additional classes on leadership and innovation and other courses “designed to develop scholars’ capacity to lead ambitious change in a complex world,” the school said.

Its goal, it said, is to select students from a range of backgrounds and nationalities.

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