• Description:

    Knight-Hennessy scholars develop deep domain expertise in their Stanford graduate program, and build on this domain expertise through exposure to a wide range of disciplines and cultures within the Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) community. Scholars participate in the King Global Leadership Program (KGLP), which includes workshops, lectures, projects, and experiences that strengthen transformational leadership capabilities. Through KGLP, scholars collaborate and prepare to address important challenges and opportunities facing the world, such as climate change, healthcare, government and policy, and education.

    Eligibility

    Knight-Hennessy Scholars has no restrictions based on age, college or university, field of study, or career aspiration. We encourage citizens and residents of all countries to apply. We do not require applicants to seek endorsements from colleges, universities, or other institutions. Additionally, there are no quotas by discipline or program.

    There are two baseline eligibility requirements.

    Requirement 1: Admission to Stanford
    First, in addition to applying to Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS), you must apply to, be accepted by, and enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate degree program including, but not limited to, DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MPP, MS, or PhD programs. You must meet at least one of the following four conditions:

    You are applying separately but concurrently to KHS and a full-time Stanford graduate degree program such that you will start both in the same year.
    You have already been offered and deferred admission to a full-time Stanford graduate degree program, and will apply to KHS such that you will start both in the same year.
    You are a current Stanford graduate student who will apply to add a second full-time Stanford graduate degree program, such that you will start both KHS and the new program in the same year.
    You are a current Stanford PhD student in your first year of enrollment, and will apply to KHS such that you will start KHS in your second year of PhD enrollment.  
    Please note that the following Stanford graduate degree programs are not eligible for Knight-Hennessy Scholars:

    Applicants to the Honors Cooperative Program
    Applicants to the Master of Liberal Arts
    Applicants to the Doctor of Science of Law (JSD)
    Current Stanford students applying for coterminal graduate study
    Current Stanford PhD students adding an MA or MS degree in their current discipline
    Requirement 2: Undergraduate Degree Date 
    Second, you must have earned, in January 2018 or later, a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing.

    To apply to join the cohort: 

    You must have earned your first bachelor's degree by: January 2018 or later
    For applicants who served in the military, we extend the eligibility window by two years in acknowledgement of longer service commitments; you must have earned your degree in January 2016 or later to enroll in 2025. Current college students are eligible if you will earn your first degree by September 2025. Within the eligibility window, we do not give preference based on recency of the degree

    Financial Support for Cost of Attendance
    Knight-Hennessy scholars receive funding for up to three years for any graduate degree(s) at Stanford. This funding applies to the degree(s) to which scholars are preparing to enroll at the time of scholar selection.

    During each of the first three years of graduate study, Knight-Hennessy scholars receive several types of funding:

    A fellowship applied directly to cover tuition and 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)
    A travel stipend intended to cover an economy-class ticket for one annual trip to and from Stanford
    Additional funding specific to certain years:

    Newly enrolling scholars receive a one-time relocation stipend intended to offset some of the costs associated with relocation to the area and/or technology purchases.
    Scholars in their second and third years may apply for supplemental funds to support academic enrichment activities  (e.g., conference travel).​
    Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) provides funding for the degree program listed in the initial KHS admission letter. Scholars who wish to enroll in an additional graduate program may apply to KHS to receive additional funding up to the maximum of three years. This additional funding is not guaranteed. 

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