Princeton graduate Amanda Morrison ’19 named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

May 9, 2024
Amanda Morrison

Photo by Carolyn Fong Photography

Amanda Morrison ’19 has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar; she will pursue a J.D. at Stanford Law School. Morrison joins a cohort of 90 students— the largest to date— from around the world. Scholars receive full funding towards a graduate degree at any of Stanford’s seven schools.

Morrison, from Helena, Montana, graduated summa cum laude with a major in public policy and international relations and certificates in East Asian studies and visual arts. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she earned a master’s degree in global affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing. By combining law and filmmaking, Amanda aspires to strengthen democratic systems of accountability. While at Princeton, Morrison participated in the Princeton in Beijing Chinese language immersion program and was awarded the Myron T. Herrick Prize for the top senior thesis in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Her independent documentary about a prominent Chinese feminist activist will premiere in 2025.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars was established in 2016 to support a multicultural and multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students to become visionary and collaborative leaders working to address global challenges.