Knight-Hennessy Scholarship


The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world. The program annually identifies a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. 


  1. Open to citizens of all countries. 
  2. You must apply to and enroll in any full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (e.g., JD, MA, MBA, MD, MS, or PhD) or one of Stanford’s joint- and dual- graduate degree options (e.g., MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS).
  3. You must apply within four years, and enroll within five years, after you earn your first bachelor’s degree.
  4. Eligibility requirements for the scholars program is the same as the Stanford graduate program(s) that you wish to pursue. You must complete the entire application process for your department – including any standardized test that your discipline requires (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) and, if needed, an English proficiency test.



Applicants are highly encouraged to schedule an advising appointment with Scott Palmer by sending your full availability, CV, and any application materials you would like reviewed.  

Applicants must submit both the Knight-Hennessy online application as well as a Stanford Graduate Degree program application by their individual deadlines.  Please be advised that the MD and MBA program deadlines are substantially earlier than those for other programs.