Stanford University Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Stanford University Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Award Amount: Not known

Number of Awards:100

Deadline: September 27, 2017, at 1:00pm (Pacific Time)

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Stanford University is pleased to announce the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program to students who are applying to enroll in any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford. The University encourages applications to the program from citizens of all countries. 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 program will prepare a new generation of leaders with a deep academic foundation and the skills to develop creative solutions to effect positive change in the world.

Host Institution:

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Stanford’s undergraduate program is the most selective in America. The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year.


To be eligible for admission to graduate programs at Stanford, applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association or
  • Completion of an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing.

If you are a potential Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University, below is a general listing of the eligibility factors:

  • All Citizens Welcome: They encourage applications to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program from citizens of all countries.
  • All Graduate Programs at Stanford-Only for Graduate Degrees: 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 (for example, but not limited to, DFA, Eng, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, or D.) or if you plan on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joints- and dual- graduate degree options (for example, but not limited to, MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS).
  • First/Bachelor’s degree received in 2013 or later, enrolling at Stanford in 2018 or later:
  1. You are eligible to apply to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program 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. For the pioneer class that applies in 2017, that means you must have graduated in January 2013 through September 2018 to enroll at Stanford in September 2018. We do not make exceptions to this policy.
  2. If you’re still in college studying for your first/bachelor’s degree, you’re eligible to apply as long as you complete your first/bachelor’s degree before you enroll as a graduate student at Stanford. If you have earned a graduate degree, you remain eligible to apply in 2017 as long as you earned your first/bachelor’s degree in 2013 or later.
  3. If you graduated with your first/bachelor’s degree more than four years ago (in 2012 or earlier, for the pioneer class), then you are not eligible for consideration as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.
  • Deferring Enrollment? Apply the Year before you enroll: If you defer enrollment to a Stanford graduate program, you may apply to start a Knight-Hennessy Scholars program for the year that you enroll in that graduate program.

Instructions for Applying:

To be applying, the applicant can submit an online application by creating an online application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Transcript
  • Standardized test scores
  • One page resumé / C.V
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Two personal essays
  • Two short-answer responses
  • Video Story
  • In-person assessment

Award Description:

Each year up to 100 high-achieving students (50 in the first year) who are independent thinkers, display purposeful leadership, and have a civic orientation will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.

As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University, you receive:

  • A fellowship applied directly to cover your tuition and associated fees
  • health insurance and associated fees
  • A generous stipend comprising your on-campus room and board; books, supplies, and instructional materials; travel to and from Stanford; local transportation; and reasonable personal expenses.
  • The education of Knight-Hennessy Scholars is fully funded for any graduate degree at Stanford.

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:

If you have any question about the program, contact by calling them at +1.650.721.0771