Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Knight-Hennessy funds graduate level study at Standford University and provides a community of scholars. Applicants should exhibit independence of thought, purposeful leadership, and a civic mindset. 

Deadline: October

Value: Up to three years of funding to pursue graduate study at Standford University

Eligibility: Graduating seniors and recent (within 5 years) alumni. Must be accepted to Standford University for graduate study

Major: Open

Fellowship Type: Graduate

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Nomination: Yes, applicants should work with the Office of National Fellowships on their applications.

Website: Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Knight-Hennessy Application Deadlines

  • August 26, 2024, 5pm ET: Internal Deadline. Submit all materials to the Office of National Fellowships by the end of the day.
  • Week of September 9, 2024: Committee Interview for Endorsement Letter
  • October 9, 2024, 4pm ET (1:00pm PT): National Deadline.

Note: You must also apply for the Standford degree program. Be sure to check your chosen program for Standford's deadlines.

Knight-Hennessy Recommended Steps and Timeline

  1. By July 1, 2024: (1) Attend an online information session and (2) review the eligibility criteria to ensure you are eligible for the award and identify the master's degree program to which you'd like to apply.
  2. By July 8, 2024: (1) Sign and return nomination agreement form and (2) begin your online Knight Hennessy application.
  3. July - August, 2024: Complete drafts and revisions of short answer questions and essay.
  4. August 26, 2024, 5pm ET: INTERNAL DEADLINE - Submit all materials to Office of National Fellowships by end of day.
  5. Week of September 9, 2024: Committee Interview for Endorsement Letter
  6. October 9, 2024, 4pm ET (1pm PT): National Application DEADLINE.