Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

About the Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy scholarship awards 100 high-achieving students with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. These students will have demonstrated leadership, civic commitment, and academic excellence. The program is intended to recruit and train future leaders that will “address society’s thorniest problems.”

Representing a diverse set of interests and expertise, Scholars will include students pursuing a PhD, JD, MBA, MS, MA and/or MD. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will be encouraged to explore across disciplines and engage in interdisciplinary study. In addition to their chosen degree program, Scholars receive leadership training and development and immersive educational opportunities through the King Global Leadership Program, as well as other curricula designed to prepare Scholars to lead ambitious change in the world.

Stanford University will welcome its inaugural class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars in the fall of 2018. While each cohort will have 100 Scholars, the first cohort will be limited to 50 Scholars.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Stanford University

Eligible applicants:

– are college seniors or have graduated in the last four years
– must apply and be accepted into their chosen Stanford degree program

** Further criteria are under development. Check the Knight-Hennessy webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Student year:

Student year at time of application:  Graduate or Senior

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application process:

Explore the Knight-Hennessy website and determine the Stanford degree program to which you plan to apply.

Because this is a new scholarship program, the application process has not yet been fully defined. Please check the Knight-Hennessy website for the most up-to-date information, and contact CFSA to express interest in applying.

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
More Information:

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