Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship funds graduate study in any field at Stanford for high-achieving future leaders.

2022-2023 Deadlines:

National Deadline TBA (usually mid-October)


The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program funds up to 100 scholarships per year for graduate study at Stanford. The program aims to create a diverse community of future leaders equipped to collaborate with others to address complex global problems.

Watch our recorded info session introducing this award and other graduate study fellowships here


In order to be eligible to apply in 2022, an applicant must:

-be applying for a full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (in any field, including law, business, and medicine)

- have received (or will receive) their bachelor's degree in 2018 or later

- plan to enroll at Stanford in 2023

There is no citizenship requirement.

Application Process:

You do not need to apply through Oxy for the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, but you may choose to take advantage of the same summer advising given to Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes candidates at Oxy. To do so, please complete the Intent to Apply form by April 11th and email a draft of your Knight-Hennessy essays to by May 30th. You are then encouraged to participate in revision workshops and one-on-one meetings with the Fellowships Director in June-September to revise your application.

All applicants are also encouraged to share drafts of their Knight-Hennessy essays with the Office of National and International Fellowships for advice.

You must complete your Knight-Hennessy application by the national deadline and submit your graduate application by the fall deadline required for your field