UNILAG Emerges As Only African Varsity To Produce Receipent Of Stanford University's PhD Scholarship - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, May 9, 2024

UNILAG Emerges As Only African Varsity To Produce Receipent Of Stanford University's PhD Scholarship


The Best Graduating Student (BGS)/Valedictorian at the  54th Convocation Ceremonies of the University of Lagos ,David Akanmu, has emerged as only receipent from African university, to have been selected as a 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University in the United States of America 

An announcement issued on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 by the Knight-Hennessy Scholars . indicates that UNILAG is the only African university among the sixty (60) universities from where the 2024 cohort of 90 new scholars emerged.

 According to the announcement, David Akanmu is one of five (5) Africans, the only one from an African-based tertiary institution, selected to join the 2024 cohort which is is the seventh (7th) and largest cohort since the inception of the Award.

David Akanmu according to the university website,  is the third (3rd) UNILAG graduate to receive the Knight-Hennessy Scholar Award

He will be pursuing a Ph.D . in Energy Science and Engineering at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. He graduated with a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0 in Civil Engineering at the UNILAG Convocation Ceremonies held in January 2024.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars is a multidisciplinary, multicultural graduate fellowship program spanning all seven schools at Stanford University. Knight-Hennessy scholars receive up to three years of financial support to pursue graduate studies at Stanford while engaging in experiences that prepare them to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex challenges facing the world. Scholars are selected based on their demonstration of independence of thought, purposeful leadership, and a civic mindset. Application for the 2025 cohort will open on June 1, 2024, and end on October 9, 2024.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, OON, FAS, on behalf of University Senate, and community congratulates David Akanmu on this feat.

- Culled from UNILAG website

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