Knight-Hennessy Scholars


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Postgraduate, Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
Opening date 1 May 2019
Closing date 9 October 2019

Scholarship description

Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford. This includes the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full funding to pursue graduate study at Stanford University. 

Learn more about the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program


Applications are encouraged from citizens of all countries for all full-time graduate degree programs at Stanford.

You are eligible during your final year of student for your first/bachelor's degree or within five years of earning your first/bachelor's degree.  For the cohort that applies in 2019, that means you must have graduated in January 2014 through September 2020 to enrol at Stanford in September 2020.

A full list of eligibility criteria can be found here.


Applications are closed.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

Applicants must:

  • submit an online application for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program
  • submit an application for the graduate degree they want to pursue at Stanford University.

Scholarships will only be granted to successful applicants who gain admission into a graduate degree program.

Applications accepted by October 2019 are for entry to Stanford University in September 2020.

Apply for this scholarship via the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program website

Selection criteria

Knight-Hennessy Scholars look primarily at three areas:

  1. Independence of Thought
    • First-step mental sharpness
    • Seeks out knowledge and new experiences
    • Full of original ideas
    • Makes sense of ambiguous situations
    • Can hold a contrarian or dissenting point of view
  2. Purposeful Leadership
    • Ambitious, in the best sense of the word
    • Driven to improve self
    • Willing to take risks
    • Self-aware
    • Persists and bounces back from adversity
  3. Civic Mindset
    • Personally humble and kind
    • Inclusive
    • Respects differences
    • Concerned for and helpful to others
    • Low ego
Applications are closed.

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