Step 1: Register for and begin application (DO NOT SUBMIT through the scholarship’s application management system until told to do so; simply SAVE it. Instead, DO submit materials as described in Step 3 below):
Step 2: Ask for STRONG Letters of Recommendation. Recommendations are extremely
important for the success of your application!
DO NOT REGISTER your recommenders using the K-H application at this time. This is imperative, because once their names are in the system, they will be asked to submit their letters directly to K-H and will not be able to revise their letters.
You will need 2 letters of recommendation. The recommenders may also be writing a letter for your grad school application to Stanford, but the K-H letter is not concerned with the academic side of you! The K-H letter is very different.
Your recommenders must be able to provide specific examples, anecdotes, and evidence of your ability and determination to make a difference. In their letters, they will be asked to assess some of your character and leadership traits and to address the following:
Recommenders may also want to consider and discuss:
Recommenders must submit their draft/preliminary LORs via email as WORD document attachments to Dean Goldberg at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Letters must be received by 2nd Friday of September.
Step 3: Submit the following materials electronically to Dean Goldberg through email@example.com or using our Submit Materials tab on the website by Last Friday of August.
You may find it helpful to review the 2005 Stanford Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs prior to writing this essay!
Submit the essays as WORD (do not use Google Docs) documents
If you or your recommenders have any questions about the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program or campus application process, please do not hesitate to contact Dean Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or 610.330.5067.