Call for applications for fully funded Stanford University Scholarship Program for 2019.  Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as all joint- and dual-degrees. Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars is a magnet for talent. They curate a multidisciplinary community of scholars, offer a platform for purposeful leadership development, and empower you to effect large-scale positive impact in the world.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity and apply for Stanford University Scholarship Program

Stanford University Scholarship Program Details:

Host Country:
  • United States of America

Host University:

  • Stanford University
Course Level:
  • 100 Fully funded Scholarships to study Masters, PhD, MS, MBA, MFA, MD, JD degrees at Stanford University
No. of Scholarships:
  • 100

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Scholarship Value:

The Knight – Hennessy Scholars program will fund up to three years of your graduate education. Any program extending beyond three years will be funded by the program.

As a Knight – Hennessy Scholars, you will receive:

  • A fellowship applied directly to cover tuition (commensurate with standard departmental, level of enrollment) associated fees
  • A stipend for living and academic expenses (such as room and board, books, academic supplies, instructional materials, local transportation and reasonable personal expenses
  • An economy class ticket for one annual trip to and from Stanford University.

Note: Knight – Hennessy Scholars also may apply for for supplemental funds to support academic endevours  (e.g. conference travel) 

Eligibility Criteria:
  • All Citizens Are Welcome. The Program encourages applications to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program from citizens of all countries. That’s natural since it expects Knight-Hennessy Scholars to have global impact.
  • All Graduate Programs at Stanford; Only for Graduate Degrees. You are eligible to apply if you are applying to enroll in a full-time graduate degree program at Stanford (for example, but not limited to, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MS, or PhD) or if you plan on pursuing one of Stanford’s many joint- and dual- graduate degree options (for example, but not limited to, MD+PhD, JD+MA, MBA+MS).
    • While the Program is excited to build a cohort that reflects the breadth of excellence at Stanford, there are no allocations or quotas by discipline or program. Please note, however, that the Program will give priority to applicants who will spend at least two years at Stanford: it does not believe one year is sufficient to form the community it envisions and benefits from the leadership platform it is developing.
  • First/Bachelor’s Degree Received in 2014 or Later; Enrolling in 2019 or Later. You are eligible to apply if you apply within four years, and enroll within five years, after you earn your first/bachelor’s degree. For the class enrolling in 2019, that means you must have graduated in 2014 or later and must apply in 2018. Te Program will select Scholars who enroll at Stanford in 2019 or later.
    • If you’re still in college studying for your first/bachelor’s degree, you’re eligible to apply as long as you complete your first/bachelor’s degree before you enroll as a graduate student at Stanford. Even if you have earned a graduate degree already, you remain eligible for consideration as long as you earned your first/bachelor’s degree within four years of applying and five years of enrolling.
    • If you graduated with your first/bachelor’s degree more than four years ago (in 2013 or earlier), then you are not eligible for consideration as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar. This applies even if you have earned an additional degree in 2014 or later.
  • Other Eligibility Requirements. Beyond the eligibility requirements listed above, you are eligible for the Stanford University Scholarship Program as long as you meet the requirements of the Stanford graduate program(s) that you wish to pursue.

Note: Please see official website for complete eligibility and criteria.

Required Documents:
  • Online Application
  • Transcript
  • Standardized Test Score
  • One Page Resume
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Essays
  • Tow Short-Answer Responses 
  • Video Story
  • In-Person Assessment 
How to Apply:

To enroll in September 2019, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by 1:00pm (Pacific Time) on September 12, 2018, and also apply separately to the specific Stanford graduate degree program that you wish to pursue.

Application Deadline:
  • Knight – Hennessy Scholars Program is September 12, 2018
  • Stanford Graduates Program (with all application materials complete is November 14, 2018

Note: The MBA and MD program applications are due by September, 2018. Please see the respective websites for more information about deadlines


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