Ade Ayoola, UChi Student, named Knight-Hennessy Scholars

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Ade Ayoola, a senior biological chemistry student at the University of Chicago from Grand Rapids, Michigan has been awarded the Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Sanford University to pursue a fully funded medical degree program at Stanford School of Medicine.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is a magnet for talent. The program curates a multidisciplinary community of scholars, offer a platform for purposeful leadership development, and empower to effect large-scale positive impact in the world.

Every year Stanford selects high-achieving students from around the world and give them full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint and dual-degrees.

Ayoola was named one of 49 students from 20 countries pursuing degrees in 28 Stanford graduate departments. She will pursue a medical degree at Stanford School of Medicine and aims to practice medicine as a physician while conducting statistical and epidemiological research to address health disparities. At the University of Chicago, she works as a student research assistant in the biological science division. She interned at BUILD Chicago, a nonprofit focused on improving the quality of life in low-income neighborhoods. She was selected as a member of the University of Chicago’s Maroon Key Society, and was named a Clinical Excellence Scholar, Questbridge Scholar, and National Achievement Scholar. In track and field, she is a three-time All-UAA selection in high jump and shot put, and a two-time Division III All-Academic athlete.


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