Number of scholarships to award
- tuition fee reduction
- living expenses
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program selects up to 100 high-achieving students annually to receive full funding to pursue a graduate education, in any discipline, at Stanford University.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars receive full tuition and a generous living stipend for up to three years.
If the degree program exceeds this length (such as an MD or PhD program), the candidate’s home department will fund the remainder of the education.
- Applicants from all over the world are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must apply during their final year of study for their first/bachelor's degree or within four years of earning their first/bachelor’s degree.
- While there is no minimum requirement for scores or grades, applicants are expected to meet the expectations of their desired degree program.
Study experience required
Applicants should thoroughly read the Knight-Hennessy Scholars website for details about the program.
Applicants should work with the director of national and international scholarships, to receive assistance in preparing a competitive application.
At least two months before the deadline - preferably earlier - students should call to schedule an appointment or send an e-mail if they have questions.
Candidates must complete not only the Knight-Hennessy Scholars application, but also the entire application process for their graduate degree program — including any standardized test that their discipline requires (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.).
Applications must be completed online, along with an unofficial transcript, standardized test scores, a one-page résumé/C.V., two recommendation letters, two personal essays, two short-answer responses, and a short video story.