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Q: How many cohorts has Knight-Hennessy Scholars enrolled to date?

A: The first cohort enrolled at Stanford in September 2018. The 2024 cohort is the seventh cohort. 

Q: How many Knight-Hennessy scholars are there to date?

A: The first cohort of 51 scholars enrolled at Stanford in September 2018. The addition of the 2024 cohort of 90 scholars will bring the total number to 514 Knight-Hennessy scholars since the program began. 

Q: Where can I learn more about the application numbers, institutions and countries that are represented in the 2024 scholar cohort?

A: Please see this PDF for a summary about the 2024 cohort. Knight-Hennessy Scholars received 8,272 total applications this year, an increase of 16.2% from last year's 7,119 applications. Of our total applications, 4,493 were eligible applications for the 2024 cohort. Applications are considered eligible when prospective scholars submit applications to both KHS as well as their Stanford degree program.

Q: How are Knight-Hennessy scholars selected for admission?

A: You can read our selection criteria here.

Q: Who may I contact if I have other questions or need more information?

A: Please email Knight-Hennessy Director of Marketing & Communications Stacy Peña at for any assistance you need with your announcement.  

Updated, May 7, 2024