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Duke Graduate Awarded Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Duke University alumnus Niisoja Torto, Class of 2020, has been awarded the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship. The award provides full funding for the graduate program of the student’s choosing at Stanford University. He will use the scholarship to pursue a medical degree at Stanford School of Medicine.

Torto, from Gainesville, Florida, attended Duke as a Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with highest distinction in  2020 with a bachelor’s degree in public policy studies. He hopes to be a community- and policy-oriented physician, partnering with underserved communities to advance health equity and enact policy change.

Read the full Duke Today article about Niisoja Torto's award.

For more information about this scholarship visit our Knight-Hennessy Scholarship page, with links to the official scholarship page and information on how to apply.