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Background Information

The background information section in the online application allows you to provide contextual details that help us evaluate the rest of your application materials.

Complete and submit the online application for admission (including personal and academic information, etc.). We ask for contact information; basic biographic and demographic details; explanations of your activities, experiences, and interests; and other information to provide context about you.

While you may be tempted to skip past or simplify sections that contain information also found on your resume, we encourage you to fully respond to all background information prompts. We appreciate getting to know more details about your activities, experiences, and interests that are not typically found on resumes.

There is no application fee for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, but you must pay the application fee required of your graduate program when you submit that application.


Last updated April 29, 2021

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