Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

About the Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a new graduate level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing our world. The pioneer class of 50 Knight- Hennessy Scholars (growing to 100 in subsequent years) will enroll in fall 2018. Each will receive full funding to pursue graduate studies in one of Stanford’s 125+ graduate programs.

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.

Location of award, if applicable: Stanford University

Eligible applicants:

– are college seniors or have graduated in the last four years
– must meet the requirements of the Stanford graduate program they wish to pursue

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars application process:

Review the information on the Knight-Hennessy scholars website to gain a better understanding of the program requirements, eligibility, application process and timeline.

Research graduate programs at Stanford to identify those that match your academic background and career goals.

Discuss with CFSA and your mentor(s) your plans to apply for the scholarship

The application is available on May.

Prospective applicants should submit their “intent to apply” form to CFSA by June 30th to be considered for nomination.

Nominated applicants should work closely with CFSA in preparing their application.

Applicants have to complete two applications: one for the Knight Hennessy Scholars Program and the other is for the Stanford graduate degree program.

Application components for the scholarship include:
– the online application for admission
– an unofficial transcript
– scores on standardized tests for admission as required by the graduate program that you are applying to
– resume/CV
– two recommendation letters (these are separate from the recommendation letters for the graduate application)
– two personal essays
– two short answer responses
– a video submission

The application deadline is in late September

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on the internal endorsement process and to get started on your application.

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email: More Information:

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