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Application for the 2022 Cohort is Closed

This year up to 90 high-achieving students who are independent thinkers, display purposeful leadership, and have a civic mindset will join a diverse cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars.

  • Join a multidisciplinary, multicultural community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to tackling the world’s challenges.
  • Experience the King Global Leadership Program, which offers a platform of personal development opportunities including coaching and feedback and the opportunity to learn from diverse leaders from different walks of life.
  • Receive full funding for up to three years of your graduate degree program at Stanford, plus a stipend for living and academic expenses.
  • Build skills in leadership and communication that will empower you to work across disciplines and to scale creative solutions for complex challenges.
  • The application is closed.


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If you earned your bachelor’s degree in 2015 or later, you are eligible to apply (2013 or later for US Military).


What qualities do we seek in a Knight-Hennessy Scholar? Find out more.
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Application Process

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