Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Summary

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 August 2021
Closing date 6 October 2021

Description

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates and supports a highly-engaged, multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers a diverse collection of educational experiences, preparing graduates to address complex challenges facing the world.

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

Learn more about the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program

Eligibility

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a multidisciplinary and multicultural community. There are no restrictions based on age, college or university, field of study, or career aspiration. Citizens and residents of all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to seek endorsements from colleges, universities, or other institutions.

A full list of eligibility criteria can be found here.

Before you get started

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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 (deadlines can vary)

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

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

Contact

https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/
+1 650 721 0771