Taishi Nakase '21 named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

May 13, 2022
Taishi Nakase Knight-Hennessy scholar

Taishi Nakase
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Taishi Nakase, the Princeton Class of 2021 valedictorian, has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar to pursue a medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Nakase is among 70 students from around the world to receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including master’s and doctoral programs. Established in 2016, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars prepare students to take leadership roles in finding creative solutions to complex global issues.

“I aspire to join the community of physicians and scientists who work to eliminate vaccine-preventable diseases from the developing world,” he said.

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