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Deadline: 10/12/2023 (Tentative)
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Please review our updated step-by-step guide to applying for the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Knight-Hennessy information session (including targeted sessions for applicants pursuing specific degree types of graduate degrees).

See this Knight-Hennessy Tip Sheet (Penn login required)

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Knight-Hennessy fully funds up to three years of a graduate program at Stanford. Scholars will be part of a cross-disciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Knight-Hennessy Scholars may pursue their graduate education in any of Stanford’s graduate programs (and must be admitted to that graduate program in a separate but parallel application process).

Deadline: October 12, 2022, no later than 1:00pm, Pacific US Time

Additionally, applicants must apply to your Stanford graduate program of choice by that department’s deadline (departmental deadlines may vary).

Note: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program has specific guidelines about recommendations, which you can view on their website as well as here.

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to Penn students and alumni.

Contact Information

Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
3539 Locust Walk, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Genser





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