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The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application is now closed. The application for enrollment in fall 2019 will open May 1, 2018.

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Each year up to 100 high-achieving students (75 in the second cohort) who are independent thinkers, display purposeful leadership, and have a civic orientation will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.

  • 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 who earned a bachelor's degree in 2014 or later are eligible to apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars.

Application Requirements

Apply separately to Knight-Hennessy Scholars and the Stanford graduate degree of your choice.


If you earned your bachelor’s degree in 2014 or later, you are eligible to be a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.


Here's what we're looking for in future scholars.