Call for Applications – Stanford University Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Deadline: September 27 2017.

Each year up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world (50 in the first year) who are independent thinkers, display purposeful leadership, and have a civic orientation will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.

The scholarship includes:
1. Full funding to cover tuition, stipend, graduate program and related academic expenses, with additional financial support available.
2. Pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, from PhDs in arts, education, engineering, humanities, or social sciences to professional degrees in business, law, or medicine.
3. Build skills in leadership and communication that will empower you to work across disciplines and to scale creative solutions for complex challenges.
4. Students who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013 or later are eligible to apply to the pioneer class of Knight-Hennessy Scholars.

There’s neither a typical Stanford student nor one ideal Knight-Hennessy Scholar. Stanford University is seeking Scholars who can out-think, out-work, and out-care others.

What Stanford is Looking For:
If you remember only one thing from this section, please remember this: to be selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, you must apply separately to the Stanford graduate degree program you wish to pursue in addition to the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program. They can’t select you as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar if the department doesn’t admit you (though the department may admit you even if you’re not selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar).

You should check each department’s website for a sense of what it seeks in candidates. For Knight-Hennessy Scholars, They look primarily at three areas:

1. Independence of Thought
First-step mental sharpness
Seeks out knowledge and new experiences
Full of original ideas
Makes sense of ambiguous situations
Can hold a contrarian or dissenting point of view

2. Purposeful Leadership
Ambitious, in the best sense of the word
Driven to improve self
Willing to take risks
Persists and bounces back from adversity

3. Civic Mindset
Personally humble and kind
Respects differences
Concerned for and helpful to others
Low ego

More information and how to apply is HERE

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