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We are working hard to be ready to accept our first applications in Summer 2017 and to enroll our pioneering intake in Autumn 2018.

Key Dates and Deadlines for 2018 Entry (our Pioneer Class!)

We’re in startup mode. That means all of the below dates are fluid and subject to change, but here’s our best guess at the process and timeline for becoming a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University.


Winter 2017: we’ve told you what we’re looking for in a candidate, and are working on the details of the application process.

Spring 2017: we’ll specify the application requirements and provide contact information for campus contacts.

Spring 2017: you’ll be able to start your Knight-Hennessy Scholars application on May 1, 2017. Your department application likely will not be available at that point, unless you're considering the MD Program.

Autumn 2017: you'll submit your Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program application by September 27, 2017. All Stanford department applications will open by this point, as well.

Autumn 2017: you'll apply to your Stanford home graduate program  Graduate application deadlines vary, but to be considered for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, you will need to have all application materials complete by November 15, 2017. The MD Program will have an earlier deadline given the AMCAS timeline. The MBA Program likely will have an earlier deadline given its use of application rounds. Please check with your home graduate department for more information.

Winter 2018: we’ll select around 100 finalists and invite you to visit Stanford at our expense for Candidate Immersion Weekend, likely January 12-14, 2018. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about your department and about Stanford more generally, and also will allow us to get to know you better.

Winter 2018: we’ll select and notify the pioneer class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, likely in February 2018. Departments also will timely notify applicants selected as Knight-Hennessy Scholars of admission to the departments.

Summer 2018: we’ll bring the pioneer class together for an orientation experience.

Autumn 2018: you’ll enroll at Stanford in your home graduate program.





Last updated 15 February 2017

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