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We are grateful to our many partners who share updates about Knight-Hennessy Scholars, encourage rising leaders to consider applying to join us, and provide support throughout the application process.  This includes Stanford department colleagues, fellowship advisers, media contacts, recommenders, and more. We have provided resources below to aid you in promoting KHS and advising applicants.

We also welcome a conversation with you if you have insights or feedback on how we can better collaborate with you.  Please call us at +1.650.721.0771 or write us at khscholars@stanford.edu.


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General Description

Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) is a fully endowed graduate fellowship program at Stanford University. KHS cultivates and supports a multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers engaging experiences that prepare graduates to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex challenges facing the world. Each year KHS selects up to 100 graduate students from across Stanford’s seven graduate schools, funds up to three years of graduate study, and prepares scholars for leadership roles in academia, industry, government, nonprofits, and the community at large.

Candidates of any country may apply. KHS applicants must have earned their first undergraduate degree within the last seven years, and must apply to both a Stanford graduate program and to Knight-Hennessy Scholars. Learn more on the KHS admission website and at upcoming KHS admission events.

Call to action (general) 

Join a multidisciplinary, multicultural community of Stanford graduate students who receive up to three years of funding and valuable leadership skills as Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS).

KHS selects up to 100 scholars each year from across Stanford’s seven graduate schools, and delivers engaging experiences that prepare them to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex global challenges. As a scholar, you join a distinguished cohort, participate in up to three years of leadership programming, and receive full funding for up to three years of your Stanford graduate studies.

Candidates of any country may apply. KHS applicants must have earned their first undergraduate degree within the last seven years, and must apply to both a Stanford graduate program and to KHS. Learn more on the KHS admission website and at upcoming KHS admission events.

Call to action (for Stanford departments)

Join dozens of Stanford [Business | Earth | Education | Engineering | Humanities and Sciences | Law | Medicine] students who gain valuable leadership skills in a multidisciplinary, multicultural community as Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS).

KHS selects up to 100 scholars each year from across Stanford’s seven graduate schools, and delivers engaging experiences that prepare them to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex global challenges. As a scholar, you join a distinguished cohort, participate in up to three years of leadership programming, and receive full funding for up to three years of your Stanford graduate studies.

Candidates of any country may apply. KHS applicants must have earned their first undergraduate degree within the last seven years, and must apply to both a Stanford graduate program and to KHS. Stanford PhD students may also apply to KHS during their first year of PhD enrollment.

If you aspire to be a leader in your field, we invite you to apply.  The KHS application deadline is in October. Learn more about KHS admission.

Call to action (2022 version) 

Join the sixth cohort of Stanford students who receive up to three years of funding and valuable leadership skills as Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS). The application to join the 2023 cohort is now open through October 12, 2022.

KHS selects up to 100 scholars each year from across Stanford’s seven graduate schools, and delivers engaging experiences that prepare them to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex global challenges. As a scholar, you join a multidisciplinary and multicultural cohort, participate in up to three years of leadership programming, and receive full funding for up to three years of your Stanford graduate studies.

Candidates of any country may apply. KHS applicants must have earned their first undergraduate degree within the last seven years, and must apply to both a Stanford graduate program and to KHS. Learn more on the KHS admission website and at upcoming KHS admission events.

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