Deadline: September 27, 2017
Official Knight-Hennessy Scholars Website  


The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of 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.

Eligibility and application requirements

It is for graduate study in any field (including the JD, MA, MBA, MFA, MS, and PhD degrees) at Stanford.

Applicants must apply separately to Stanford.

The application requires an “institutional assessment” as part of the application (not a nomination – students may apply on their own). This letter should ideally come from someone who knows you well – for example, if you’ve done a lot of research, think about asking the head of the research center to provide the institutional assessment.

The SRC can provide counseling on your application. Please contact us for assistance!