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We asked Co-founder and Shriram Family Director John Hennessy and Executive Director Tina Seelig to reflect on Knight-Hennessy Scholars. John shares his vision and hopes for the program. Tina describes the Knight-Hennessy Scholars leadership framework and some of the experiences scholars have. Both John and Tina share advice on the application and what we look for in these short videos. 

- Why did you found Knight-Hennessy Scholars and what is its mission?
- What is the long-term vision for Knight-Hennessy Scholars?
- How does Knight-Hennessy Scholars define success for its alumni?

- What makes Knight-Hennessy Scholars unique among graduate scholarship opportunities?
- How do Stanford and the Bay Area shape scholars’ experiences?
- How does Knight-Hennessy Scholars complement graduate studies at Stanford?

- How does Knight-Hennessy Scholars define leadership?
- What is the Knight-Hennessy Scholars leadership model?
- How does Knight-Hennessy Scholars strengthen our scholars’ leadership abilities?

- How does Knight-Hennessy Scholars build a shared culture among scholars?
- How does Denning House strengthen the Knight-Hennessy Scholars community and culture?
- What are a few examples of scholars working across disciplines to achieve meaningful results?

- What qualities define a thriving Knight-Hennessy scholar?
- Why should a prospective applicant consider joining Knight-Hennessy Scholars?
- What advice do you have for preparing a strong application for Knight-Hennessy Scholars?

- What qualities define a thriving scholar?
- Why should a prospective applicant consider joining Knight-Hennessy Scholars?
- What advice do you have for preparing a strong application to Knight-Hennessy Scholars?