Graduate Fellowships for International Students
Some of our most successful international graduates have chosen to fund fellowships that offer others in their homelands the opportunities they have enjoyed at Stanford. These include programs aimed at students from Mexico, China, Taiwan and the Middle East. These are based entirely on merit - no application is required or accepted. Some of these fellowships and their generous donors are listed below.
Claudio X. Gonzalez Fellowship
Claudio Gonzalez, a Stanford chemical engineer, is Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark de Mexico, S.A., that country?s largest consumer products company. He's also served as a director for the parent company, Kimberly-Clark, and on the boards of many other internationally known brands, including Home Depot. The fellowship aims to attract exceptional students from Mexico to Stanford and prepare them for leadership roles in society.
CONACYT - Stanford Graduate Fellowships
Established by CONACYT (Mexican National Council of Science and Technology) and Stanford University, this fellowship is designed to attract talented students from Mexico to pursue graduate study in engineering at Stanford. By doing so, the university and CONACYT plan to promote cooperation among scientists and scholars in the United States and Mexico and help enhance the quality of the relationship among people from the two countries.
Enlight Foundation Engineering Fellowship
Trained as an engineer, Yongping Duan is an inventor and entrepreneur who founded two of China's best-known consumer electronics brands. He and his wife, Xin Liu, a former journalist, established the Enlight Foundation in 2005 to help students from China further their education. The Enlight Foundation Engineering Fellowship at Stanford aids graduate students from the People's Republic of China, with a special focus on graduates of Zhejiang University, Renmin University and the University of Electronic Science and Technology.
The Mr. K.K. Lee Engineering Graduate Fellowship Fund
Bowei Lee is CEO and chairman LCY Group, a leading chemical company based in Taiwan. Lee holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Stanford. Two of his children, Hendrick and Michelle, are currently attending Stanford. Lee created this fellowship in 2005 in honor of his father, K.K. Lee, who founded LCY Group (formerly known as Lee Chang Yung Chemical Industry Group). The Fellowship aids graduate engineering students from Taiwan.
Eltoukhy Family Fellowship
The Atef and Fofa Eltoukhy Family Fellowship aspires to educate the best technical minds in the Middle East and promote the understanding and tolerance of cultural and religious differences among people through shared academic experiences. Dr. Atef Eltoukhy, a native of Egypt, received his PhD in engineering from the University of Illinois and he credits his graduate education for his success as a professor, research scientist and entrepreneur. His sons Helmy and Ahmed attended Stanford Engineering. The Eltoukhy Family hopes the fellowship will provide others with the educational opportunities that benefited them, and encourages the brightest students from the Middle East to apply to Stanford. Students from Egypt are the fellowship's highest priority, but support may also be extended to students from neighboring countries.
Caroline and Fabian Pease Fellowship
Fabian Pease, is the William E. Ayer Professor of Electrical Engineering Emeritus at Stanford, an IEEE Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Richard P. Feyman Prize for Microfabrication and many other honors. He and his wife, Caroline, established this fellowship in memory of Amir Ghazanfarian, who earned his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1997 and then tragically died two years afterwards. The fellowship is intended to provide aid to students from Iran, countries immediately bordering Iran or elsewhere in the Middle East.