At a Glance
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program selects 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. In addition to the opportunities that students will pursue through the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, they will have ample opportunity to build leadership skills specific to their discipline.
Dr. Deirdre Moloney, [email protected], 609-258-1998
- Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply.
- You may apply during the final year of your first bachelor’s degree or within five years of earning your first bachelor’s degree. (U.S. military—active or veteran—applicants are granted a slight extension.) A bachelor’s degree is required by the time you would matriculate at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.
- Applicants must also apply for admission to any full-time graduate, joint-degree, or dual-degree program at Stanford University. Competitive candidates for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program are, at a minimum, competitive candidates for their selected graduate program at Stanford.
Criteria for Selection
- Independence of thought
- Purposeful leadership
- Civic mindset
Princeton seniors or alumni interested in the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program should apply directly via the Knight-Hennessy online application; no Princeton nomination or endorsement is required. We do offer assistance with advising and application essay review. Please write to [email protected] to request information on that process.
For more information about the application and selection process, visit the Knight-Hennessy website.