Knight Hennessy Scholarship Program 2023-24 – Fully Funded


No college student can afford to miss the Knight Hennessy Scholarship Program, which awards more than $1 million in scholarships each year and provides extensive career development and personal growth opportunities. In order to make sure you’re prepared to win one of these prestigious awards, here’s what you need to know about applying for one of the Knight Hennessy Scholarships next year!

About Knight Hennessey Scholarship 2023:

  • Host Country: United States of America
  • Scholarship Organization: Knight Hennessy Scholarship
  • Host University: Stanford University
  • Number of Scholarships: 100
  • Duration: 2 Year, 3 Year, 4 Year & 5 Year
  • Course Level: Masters, PhD, MBA, MS, MFA, MD, JD
  • Deadline: October 12, 2022

Who can apply?

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year university in the United States. Students must also hold citizenship of any country outside of North America. Eligible countries include:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • China
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • Vietnam
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

Note: Don’t worry if your country is not in the list you can still apply 

In order for an applicant’s country of citizenship to be eligible for application consideration they must meet one or more of these three criteria: Have at least 10% of all foreign students enrolled in American universities come from that country; or have an annual total immigration rate of 6 or higher (in thousands) from that country; or have U.S. immigrant population from that country higher than 3%.

The selection criteria

Students will be selected for The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program on academic merit, leadership potential, initiative, willingness to take risks, capacity for self-reflection and analysis, potential for significant contributions in their fields of endeavor.

Each Knight-Hennessy Scholar will receive an award of up to $75,000 per year over a five year period. Each scholar will also receive access to opportunities in Silicon Valley through direct engagement with Knight Foundation and other partners. International scholars may participate in full or part time study at Stanford University or UC Berkeley if they wish; these students may also pursue a master’s degree at one of six partner universities.

Required Documents

  • Online Application
  • Standardized Test Score
  • Transcript
  • One Page Resume
  • Essays
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Video Story
  • Tow Short-Answer Responses
  • In-Person Assessment

Next steps

If you’re interested in applying for a Knight Hennessy Scholarship, visit here. Applications will be accepted starting on November 1st, 2022; please note that if you are not yet enrolled in a graduate program at your university of choice, you will have one additional year to get there before applying for a Knight Hennessy. If you would like more information about upcoming deadlines or scholarship application requirements, visit here. To stay up-to-date on all things KHS related, sign up for our newsletter!

The application process to apply for Knight Hennessy Scholarship

Students must apply for admission to a U.S. college or university and complete an online application detailing their current academic performance, work experience, community involvement, future goals, and reasons for applying for a scholarship.

Applicants are encouraged to submit two video interviews that can be up to five minutes in length; one should capture his or her perspective on life from within their own community; another should demonstrate what makes them uniquely qualified to study abroad in another country.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars are selected based on their academic excellence, demonstrated leadership potential, leadership within their community or field of interest, financial need, and his or her intended use of a global education after graduation. The deadline for applications is January 15 of each year.


The deadline to apply for Knight Hennessy Scholarship Program 2023 at Stanford University for international Students is October 12, 2022

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