John Hilton Knowles Fellowships to Promote Diversity
Knowles Fellowship recipients with the Knowles family and other scholarship recipients at the 2014 Scholarship Gala. Back row l. to r.: Elizabeth Sales (DEN), Brandon Sloan (DPT), Claribel Polanco (MS-SLP), Connors scholar Amir Hasnain (DEN), and Richard Lu (OTD). Middle row l. to r.: Sutanuka Lahiri (DEN), Andrew Jenness (MS-SLP), Fong scholar Sonia Handa (DEN), Jenifa Lewis (BSN), and Jenelle Del Toro (BSN). First row l. to r.: Joe Knowles, Polly Knowles, Teedy Dabney, and Bob Knowles.
The John Hilton Knowles Fellowship has been established to promote the Institute’s goal of increasing the diversity of students in our clinical programs in order to better serve an increasingly multicultural, multilingual population. The Knowles Fellowship is a merit-based academic award that gives preference to students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the health professions relative to their numbers in the general public.
The Knowles family has established the scholarships in honor of John Hilton Knowles, who was President of Mass General Hospital when the Institute was founded. Dr. Knowles, now deceased, and his family recognize the important contribution that our students will make, as future leaders of their various disciplines.
The Knowles Fellowship is a full-tuition scholarship that is renewable each academic year of enrollment. The recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress and fulfill other expectations of the Fellowship including participation in occasional lectures, and discussions on topics of interest regarding diversity, leadership development, professional success, and health related topics.
Knowles Fellowship awards will be granted each year to one incoming student in each of the following entry-level programs: Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy. See the Financial Aid section for these programs.
2014–2015 Knowles Fellows
Kelly Corchado: Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology
Jenelle Del Toro: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Sutanuka Lahiri: Direct-Entry Master of Science Nursing
Jenifa Lewis: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Richard Lu: Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Andrew Philatre: Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy
Claribel Polanco: Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology
Continuing Knowles Fellows at the Institute in 2014-2015
- Esther Ayuk: Master of Science Speech-Language Pathology
- Mirian Barrientos: Direct-Entry Master of Science Nursing
- Tara Collins: Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Pedro Hernandez: Direct-Entry Master of Science Nursing
- Andrew Jenness: Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
- Elizabeth Sales: Direct-Entry Master of Science Nursing
- Brandon Sloan: Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy