The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship offers full support for graduate study in any program at Stanford University. The program aims to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the complex challenges facing the world. The program provides full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, focused on both subject-specific knowledge and leadership development to make an impact on the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will thus be selected both for their academic accomplishments and leadership potential.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • Citizens of any nation are welcome
  • Must be applying to a full-time graduate degree program at Stanford
  • Must have received your first/bachelor’s degree in 2015 or later; you must have graduated in January 2015 through September 2022 to enroll at Stanford in autumn 2022
  • U.S. military (active or veteran) applicants: You receive a two-year extension of eligibility due to longer service commitments. You are eligible if you earned your undergraduate (bachelor’s or first) degree in 2013 or later
  • If you are still in college studying for your first/bachelor’s degree, you are eligible to apply as long as you will complete your first/bachelor’s degree before you enroll as a graduate student at Stanford
  • Must meet the requirements of the Stanford program to which you apply

Application Materials

Application instructions can be found on the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship webpage.

Currently, applicants are limited to two (2) letters of recommendation. These should come from people who know you best. While the University of Texas does not require a campus interview for selection, you are encouraged to consult with Professor Douglas Bruster early in your application process.

Application Deadline

Please consult the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship webpage for current deadlines.