Knight-Hennessy Scholars

According to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars website, "The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. Knight-Hennessy Scholars become part of a supportive family of fellow scholars. Through the King Global Leadership Program, scholars will broaden knowledge, develop skills, and strengthen character;  this platform provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities. Knight-Hennessy Scholars also receive funding for graduate study at Stanford University." International students are eligible to apply.


To apply, you must: 
  1. Be applying to pursue a full-time graduate degree program or a joint- or dual- graduate degree program at Stanford. 
  2. Have received your bachelor's degree no longer than six years before the year of application. (For example, if you are applying in Fall 2022 for entrance to Stanford in Fall 2023, then you must have received or be receiving your first bachelor's degree by January 2016 or later.) Note that U.S. military (active or veteran) applicants receive a two-year extension of eligibility due to longer service commitments.

Official Website

Introductory Video from Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Upcoming Online Admissions Events from Knight-Hennessy Scholars

When to Apply

Applicants should begin the process in the Spring/Summer prior to the Fall in which they plan to submit the application, though they can begin working with CUSE at any time.

Next Steps

  1. Review the eligibility requirements on this page to ensure that you are (or will be) eligible to apply.
  2. Review the current application deadlines to ensure that the application deadlines have not passed.
  3. Review the introductory video from the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. Attend an online admissions event if possible.
  4. Complete the brief Declaration of Interest Form and submit a resume via email to so that you are on the CUSE contact list for this fellowship.

At any point, feel free to contact us with questions to discuss the process in more detail.

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