Applications are now open for the Stanford University Knight-Hennessy scholarship program. Knight-Hennessy Scholars (KHS) receive funding for up to three years for graduate degrees at Stanford. The program 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 for up to three years.
If a scholar is admitted to a degree program that exceeds three years such as an MD, PhD, or Stanford dual- or joint-degree program — then funding is based on the graduate degree program’s standard funding commitment. This varies by department and school. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the graduate program with specific questions about their funding commitment.
Founded in 1885 in memory of Leland Stanford Jr., Stanford University is a private research university located in California. Classified among the largest universities in the United States, the university enrolls more than 7,645 undergraduate students, and 9,292 graduate students (As of Autumn Quarter, 2021) and is ranked among the top universities in the world. With more than $1.5 billion in research funds and 7,900+ externally sponsored projects, the university has a community of 20 Nobel laureates.
- Host institutions: Stanford University in the United States of America.
- Areas: Available graduate degree(s) programs at Stanford.
- Number of awards: Not specified.
- Duration: Up to 3 years.
- Target group: Open to citizens of all countries in the world.
Stanford University Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Benefits
Selected candidates for this scholarship program will have the following benefits:
- 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).
Stanford University Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Eligibility
This university scholarship program has no restrictions based on age, college or university, field of study, or career aspiration. Citizens and residents of all countries are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to seek endorsements from colleges, universities, or other institutions.
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 Ph.D. student in your first year of enrollment and will apply to KHS such that you will start KHS in your second year of Ph.D. enrollment.
Secondly, you must have earned, in January 2017 or later, a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing. For applicants who served in the military after their undergraduate studies, the eligibility window has been extended by two years.
There are no quotas by discipline or program. However, priority consideration will be given to those who will spend at least two years studying at Stanford. Please note that a small number of 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 Ph.D. students adding an MA or MS degree in their current discipline.
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How to Apply for the Stanford University Knight-Hennessy Scholarship?
To apply for this North America scholarship, you must click on the apply button below:
If you have already been offered and deferred admission to enroll in a full-time Stanford graduate program in 2024, or you are a Stanford PhD student who started your PhD in 2023 and will begin your second year in 2024, then you must submit one application to Knight-Hennessy Scholars.
Otherwise, you must submit two separate but concurrent applications; one to Knight-Hennessy Scholars, and one to your Stanford graduate degree program. This applies both to candidates seeking admission to their first Stanford graduate degree program, as well as to current Stanford graduate students adding a second graduate degree.
The KHS application deadline is October 11, 2023, 1:00 pm Pacific. For more details on the Stanford University Knight-Hennessy scholarship, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.