Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

The Knight-Hennessy program offers scholars opportunities to develop as global leaders through mentorship and experiential learning initiatives. The interdisciplinary community of Knight-Hennessy Scholars work together to find new solutions to real-world problems.

About the Scholarship

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program selects around 100 students from around the world for up to three years of fully-funded support for any graduate program at Stanford University (including master's, MD, JD, and PhD programs). In addition to providing support for graduate funding, the Knight-Hennessy program offers scholars opportunities to develop as global leaders through mentorship and experiential learning initiatives. The interdisciplinary community of Knight-Hennessy Scholars works together to find new solutions to real-world problems.

Scholars are selected on the basis of three main criteria: Independence of Thought, Purposeful Leadership, and a Civic Mindset. Applicants must apply separately to their selected Stanford graduate degree program in addition to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. Any applicants not admitted to the graduate program will not be eligible for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program.

Eligibility

  • Applicants of all nationalities are eligible.
  • Applicants must apply to one of Stanford University's graduate programs. Priority is given to applicants who apply for programs lasting more than one year.
  • Applicants must apply for the Knight-Hennessy within four years of earning their first bachelor's degree and enroll within five years of earning their first bachelor's degree.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements of the Stanford graduate program(s) to which they are applying, must apply for admission to their department and take any standardized tests (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) required.

To learn how to apply, read Dartmouth's Knight-Hennessy Application Process.