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Knight-Hennessy Scholars

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The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. Knight-Hennessy Scholars become part of a supportive family of fellow scholars. Through the King Global Leadership Program, scholars will broaden knowledge, develop skills, and strengthen character; this platform provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities. Knight-Hennessy Scholars also receive funding for graduate study at Stanford University. Apply here. The application deadline is October 14, 2020, at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

Key Dates and Deadlines for 2020 Entry

October 14, 2020: Submit your Knight-Hennessy Scholars application by 1:00 pm Pacific Time on October 14, 2020. The Materials Science and Engineering application will be available in September 2020.
December 1, 2020: Submit your Materials Science and Engineering PhD application no later than this date.
January 5, 2021: Submit your Materials Science and Engineering MS application no later than this date.
January 2021: You will be notified that you are either one of up to 140 applicants invited to participate in Immersion Weekend, or that you are not selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar. (see KHS for more info)
February 2021: Up to 140 finalists will be invited to Stanford for Immersion Weekend, at our expense. Immersion Weekend offers a comprehensive preview of life as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar and allows Stanford the opportunity to learn more about you. (see KHS for more info)
Mid-February 2021: Immersion Weekend participants will be notified whether or not they are selected as one of up to 90 Knight-Hennessy Scholars in the 2021 cohort. (If you are selected as a scholar, then your department also would notify you of your admission to the graduate degree program.)
September 2021: You’ll enroll at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar and in the Materials Science and Engineering program.