• Fully Funded

Knight-Hennessy Scholars attracts the most promising future leaders from all disciplines and geographies to Stanford University. Here, you will engage in a trans-formative experience comprising multidisciplinary education, leadership development, and achieving a global perspective. Roughly 2,000 graduate students enroll at Stanford each year. 100 students (75 in the second year) will be Knight-Hennessy Scholars.


  • Funding includes tuition, stipend, graduate program and related academic expenses, with additional financial support available.
  • Build skills in leadership and communication that will empower you to work across disciplines and to scale creative solutions for complex challenges.


  • Citizens of all countries are encouraged to participate
  • You are eligible to apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program if you are applying to enroll in any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford or if you plan on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joint- and dual- graduate degree options
  • You are eligible to apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars if you apply during your final year of study for your first/bachelor’s degree or within four years of earning your first/bachelor’s degree
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • You must complete and submit the online application for admission
  • Provide an unofficial or self-reported transcript of your academic performance in college and, if applicable, graduate school for each institution you attended for an academic year or longer.
  • It is preferred if you have your standardized test scores by the time you apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, this is not a requirement
  • You will include a resumé that frames your intellectual, personal, and professional background and accomplishments.
  • Two recommendation letters.
  • You must submit two essays of maximum total of 1,750 words for both essays combined.
  • Two short answer responses
  • A video story

It is recommended that you check the official website to see complete information regarding application process.

Application Deadline: September 12, 2018

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