The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is offering scholars across the globe fully funded scholarships for a Graduate Degree program offered at the institution.

Annually a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment identified 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 one of the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

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.

Level/Fields of Study available

any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (for example, but not limited to, DFA, Eng, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, or PhD) or if you plan on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joint- and dual- graduate degree options (for example, but not limited to, MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS).

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program funds up to the first three years of your graduate education, and if your degree program exceeds three years – such as an MD or PhD program, or a Stanford dual- or joint-degree program – then your Stanford home department will fund the remainder of your education to the extent consistent with its standard funding commitment for that program.  (That is, e.g., six years for PhDs in engineering, five years for PhDs in humanities.)

As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University, you receive:

  • a fellowship applied directly to cover your tuition and associated fees, and
  • a generous stipend comprising your on-campus room and board; books, supplies, and instructional materials; health insurance and associated fees; travel to and from Stanford; local transportation; and reasonable personal expenses.


All nationals are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be applying for any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (for example, but not limited to, DFA, Eng, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, or PhD).

You must complete the entire application process for your department – including any standardised test that your discipline requires (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) and, if needed, an English proficiency test.There is no minimum requirement for your grades or scores.

How to Apply

You must complete and submit the online application. You will be also required to submit An unofficial or self-reported transcript of your academic performance in college, Resume / C.V.

You will include a one-page resume or curriculum vitae that provide an overview of your education, personal activities, and professional experiences,  Two recommendation letters, Two personal essays 1) Connect the dots.

Tell us how the influences in your life have shaped you,  2) Describe three potential paths for your career and life.

To prepare for them, what do you need to learn at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar?, Two short-answer responses, A video submission, You can visit their  Application requirement page for full procedure.

 For complete information on the program and application process, visit their scholarship link


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