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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 at The application deadline is October 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.


Key Dates and Deadlines for 2021 Entry:

May 13, 2020: You can now apply to be a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.

October 14, 2020: Submit your Knight-Hennessy Scholars application by 1:00pm Pacific Time on October 14, 2020.

November 20, 2020: Last day to submit your Chemical Engineering application.

January, 2021: You will be notified whether you are invited to Immersion Weekend, or not selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.

February/March, 2021: Up to 175 finalists will be invited to Stanford for Immersion Weekend. Immersion Weekend offers a comprehensive preview of life as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar and allows Stanford the opportunity to learn more about you.

TBD 2021: Immersion Weekend participants will be notified whether you are selected for the 2021 cohort or not selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar.

September 2021: You’ll enroll at Stanford as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar and in the Chemical Engineering program.

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