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Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, Stanford University

Apply through Reed Fellowships and Awards Committee

Internal Deadline: September 2nd, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Liaison: Yaejoon Kwon

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» Sample application
» Internal application instructions

Description

Under the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, each year a group of up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, from a wide array of backgrounds and nationalities, will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.

Scholars can receive up to three years of funding toward pursuit of a degree in one of Stanford’s graduate disciplines, including masters and doctorate level degrees as well as professional programs in law, business, medicine, engineering, humanities and sciences, education, and earth, energy and environmental sciences.

As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, students will be exposed to leadership training and development and immersive educational opportunities through the King Global Leadership Program, as well as residential experiences, additional degree opportunities focused on public policy and problem-solving at scale, and other curricula designed to develop scholars' capacity to lead ambitious change in a complex world.

Eligibility

  • Applications are accepted from students or alumni of any country—there are no citizenship requirements
  • Funding supports students studying in *any* graduate program at Stanford
  • Applications are accepted from graduating seniors or alumni within six years of graduation who meet the eligibility requirements of their target graduate programs.

Selection Criteria

Successful Knight-Hennessy applicants must first of all meet the entrance requirements of the Stanford graduate degree program to which they are applying. In addition, they must demonstrate leadership, independent thought, and a civic mindset.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should review our internal application instructions.

Applications must be submitted in parallel for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program and the relevant Stanford graduate degree program.

It is highly recommended that any student considering applying for the Knight Hennessy award contact a career and fellowships advisor over the summer to discuss their application. Email CLBR Fellowships for more info.