Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Campus Deadline: 30 August 2017

Knight-Hennessy Campus Application Instructions 2017


Information About the Scholars Program

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University provides full funding for 100 high-achieving students from around the world who have demonstrated leadership potential and civic commitment. The program’s goal is to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduates who, as a new generation of global leaders and change-agents, are dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world’s grand challenges. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

The program offers:

  • Leadership Development
  • Mentorship
  • Experiential Learning
  • Opportunities to confront real-world problems that require real-world solutions.
  • No Citizenship Requirements
  • Current seniors and alumni who apply within 4 years of receiving their bachelor’s degree
  • Apply for and gain acceptance into full-time Stanford graduate program(s) including master’s, doctoral, JD, MBA, MD, MS, joint and dual degree programs (e.g., MD/PhD, JD/MA, MBA/MD, etc.)
  • No minimum GPA or scores on relevant standardized admissions tests (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.)
Selection Criteria
  • Independence of thought
    • Seek out new knowledge & experiences
    • Full of original ideas
    • Can make sense of ambiguous situations
    • Can hold contrarian or dissenting viewpoint
  • Purposeful leadership
    • Driven to improve self & world
    • Ambitious, in the best sense
    • Willing to take risks
    • Resilient
  • Civic mindset
    • Personally humble & kind
    • Inclusive
    • Respectful of differences
    • Other-oriented
Knight-Hennessy Campus Application Instructions 2017 (you must follow these instructions)
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Contact Us

105 Scott Hall
714 Sullivan Road
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 330-5067
(610) 330-5711 (FAX)

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