GSB announces first recipients of its Stanford USA MBA Fellowship

Stanford Graduate School of Business has selected ADAM VERHASSELT, AMANDA DONOHUE-HANSEN and TAYLOR SEABAUGH as the first recipients of its Stanford USA MBA Fellowship.

The fellowship provides up to $160,000 in tuition and fees to each recipient over two years. Within two years of graduation from Stanford GSB, fellows must begin working in the Midwest region in a professional role that contributes to the region’s economic development.

GSB established the Stanford USA MBA Fellowship in September 2016 to provide financial support for students with a passion for generating economic development in regions of the United States underrepresented in its MBA program, focusing first on the Midwest.

“The Midwest is strategically important to the United States and global economy, and Stanford wants to contribute to its strength by encouraging students and alumni to foster economic development and pursue careers in the region,” said GSB Dean JONATHAN LEVIN.

Amanda Donohue-Hansen
Amanda Donohue-Hansen

Verhasselt was raised on his family’s dairy farm outside of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is a first-generation college graduate who earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has worked in relationship management at Wells Fargo in Green Bay.

Donohue-Hansen is also a first-generation college graduate. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she was awarded the business school’s most prestigious award for undergraduate students. Donohue-Hansen is a business development manager at Cargill Inc. in Wayzata, Minnesota, leading ventures in the alternative plant protein market.

Seabaugh is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and graduate of Cornell. As a product development engineer at 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, Seabaugh has filed eight patents. He aspires to build a materials-based company to address critical issues such as climate change.

Read the full story on the Graduate School of Business website.