Award Details

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford. As a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you may pursue an education in any of Stanford's graduate programs including master's and doctoral degrees in business; earth, energy and environmental sciences; education; engineering; humanities and sciences; law; and medicine. 


  • Applications from citizens of all countries are encouraged
  • Must be applying to enroll in a full-time graduate degree program at Stanford 
  • Must be applying within four years, and enrolled within five years after first earned bachelor's degree 

For more information, review Eligibility and Criteria

Application Timeline 

Application Opens: May 1, 2018
Campus Deadline: August 1, 2018 (students who wish to receive an endorsement from OSU must meet this deadline)
Application Due: September 12, 2018

OSU Contact 

LeAnn Adam 
OSU Coordinator for Prestigious Scholarships