The responses to these questions help us to see a different side of you. We ask you to answer four questions:
- After graduating from Stanford, what are your immediate and long-term intentions? (150 word limit)
- How will your Knight-Hennessy Scholars experience prepare you to realize your intentions? (150 word limit)
- Please tell us eight improbable facts (things that are unlikely but true) about you. (150 word limit)
- Please tell us when you: a) made someone proud of you, b) were most challenged, and c) did not meet expectations. (150 word limit combined)
The essay helps us understand who you are - as opposed to what you have done - and provides you with a rare chance for structured reflection. Think about your past and how the people, events, and situations of your life have shaped who you are today. Then tell us a story that only you can tell. The essay topic is:
- Connect the dots. How have the influences in your life shaped you? (600 word limit)
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: What are improbable facts?
A: Improbable facts are aspects about you - experiences, beliefs, traits, skills, etc. - that “seem unlikely but are true.” This does not mean a list of achievements. Use this as a way to show a different side of you. And have some fun.
Last updated May 1, 2020