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Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Stanford's Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is one of the newest and largest national fellowship opportunities. This program "will annually identify a group of 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."

Scholars will be able to combine a first-class education in any of Stanford's graduate degree programs with leadership development, mentorship, and experiential learning.

Eligibility details:

  • Applications are welcome from citizens of all countries
  • Students are welcome to apply as seniors in college or within four years of completing their first/bachelor's degree
  • Students should meet eligibility criteria for their chosen graduate programs at Stanford

Applications from students who are seniors or who have recently graduated require an institutional endorsement. The campus deadline for requesting this endorsement is August 15. Please email annewallen@ku.edu for details.

Requests for endorsements after this date cannot be guaranteed, and may be less substantive than those requested earlier.

Each candidate should apply directly to their graduate degree program by its deadline as well as completing the Knight-Hennessy application. You can read more about the application requirements here



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