Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program


  • No restrictions based on citizenship or area of study
  • Must apply within six years of receiving a Bachelor’s Degree (or eight years for US Military, active duty or veterans).
  • Must apply separately to a Stanford graduate program

Application & Institutional Endorsement Process

Applications for the Fall 2025 cohort open in summer 2024. To make an advising appointment email with Knight-Hennessy Scholar in the subject line.

Institutional endorsement from Georgetown is optional. Candidates seeking institutional endorsement must schedule an advising appointment by August 15, 2024 by emailing Candidates must familiarize themselves with the application requirements for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, as well as information about applying to Stanford (a separate process).

Candidates who are selected for institutional endorsement will receive a letter of support that accompanies their application to Knight-Hennessy.

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