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Congratulations to Darrell Omo-Lamai, a 2023 Knight-Hennessy Scholars finalist!

February 21, 2023

Congratulations to Darrell Omo-Lamai, who has been selected as a finalist for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program! Darrell is Drexel's first finalist for this highly selective award.

Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program selects up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders.

Darrell is completing his final year of a BS/MS degree in materials science and engineering. He intends to pursue a PhD in materials science. He has been involved in the Pennoni Honors College through the Honors Program, the STAR Scholars Program, the Aspire Scholars Program, SuperNova Undergraduate Research Fellows, and UREP Ambassadors.

This weekend, Darrell will be attending Immersion Weekend on Stanford’s campus where he will participate in interviews in the final stage of the selection process. We are so proud of his hard work and commitment, and wish him the best of luck at Immersion Weekend!

President John Fry, Darrell Omo-Lamai, Dean Paula Cohen, and Vice Provost Steve Weber at Darrell's mock interview for Knight-Hennessy Scholars
President John Fry, Darrell Omo-Lamai, Dean Paula Cohen, and Vice Provost Steve Weber at Darrell's mock interview.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. The program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program supports up to three years of graduate education at Stanford, including tuition, fees, and a generous personal stipend, plus leadership development and mentorship opportunities. 

If you are interested in this fellowship, please email to learn more.