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UPDATE: In the interest of health and safety for our finalists and interviewers, and due to outsized logistical challenges in executing an in-person experience on campus right now, we will hold Immersion Weekend virtually for up to 170 finalists for the 2022 cohort. Virtual Immersion Weekend will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022 and will include interactive programming and two evaluative interviews. We will provide more information to those whom we invite to participate. Immersion Weekend is by invitation only.


Immersion Weekend is an opportunity for you to learn more about the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, Stanford University, other scholars, and yourself. It is also a chance for us to learn more about you. By meeting you in an interactive setting, you can convey attributes that may not come across in the online application.

This part of the process is by invitation only.  After we and your graduate degree program review your respective applications, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will select up to 170 candidates to attend a virtual Immersion Weekend.

You must attend this event if you wish to be selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.

Immersion Weekend is a highlight of the year for both the Knight-Hennessy Scholars community and our finalists. If you are selected as a finalist, we are confident that you too will consider it a highlight of your application experience.

Events have typically included  the following:

  • Faculty presentations
  • Group activities
  • Interview(s)
  • Social events

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What if I have a conflict during the Immersion Weekend dates?

A: Barring unforeseen circumstances and/or immediate family obligations, you must attend Immersion Weekend to be considered for selection to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program.

Q: I need to interview for my graduate program. May I interview for Knight-Hennessy Scholars then too?

A: No, the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program interviews take place exclusively during Immersion Weekend.

Last updated January 4, 2022