About the Scholarship
- apply to enroll in a full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (e.g., JD, MA, MBA, MD, MS, or PhD) or plan on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joint- and dual- graduate degree options (e.g., MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS).
- have received their first Bachelor’s degree in 2014 or later
- plan to enroll in a Stanford graduate program in 2021 or later.
- meet the requirements of the Stanford graduate program(s) that they wish to pursue. Applicants must complete the entire application process for the graduate department – including any standardized test that the discipline requires (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) and, if needed, an English proficiency test.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars are evaluated on three main areas: 1) Independence of Thought, 2) Purposeful Leadership and 3) Civic Mindset.
To be selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you must apply separately to the Stanford graduate degree program you wish to pursue in addition to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. You cannot be selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar if the department doesn’t admit you (though the department may admit you even if you’re not selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar).
Academic Honors and Fellowships is committed to helping motivated applicants (including current USC undergraduates and recent alumni) and will offer application feedback throughout June and July.
To schedule an appointment, you must prepare drafts of all application materials for AHF staff to review. Your drafts do not have to be perfect, but it is expected that you present complete materials. Please note that AHF staff need at least one week to review your materials before meeting.