Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Program Details

  • Knight-Hennessy Scholars
  • Endorsement Required


  • Campus Deadline


  • Scholarship Deadline

    **There are second applications due for the school or program you are applying to within Standford. The MD and MBA programs have deadlines in September (see their respective websites for their deadlines); all other advanced degree program deadlines are 11/14.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Program Highlights:

  • Full funding includes tuition, stipend, graduate program and related academic expenses, with additional financial support available.
  • Pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, from PhDs in arts, education, engineering, humanities, or social sciences to professional degrees in business, law, or medicine.
  • Build skills in leadership and communication that will empower you to work across disciplines and to scale creative solutions for complex challenges.
  • Students are eligible to apply during their final year of study for their first/bachelor’s degree or within four years of earning their  first/bachelor’s degree.