Main content start

Financial Support

The Center for Latin American Studies provides several graduate fellowships as well as limited course assistantships with the Tinker Visiting Professors each quarter. US and international M.A. applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid during the admissions review process can simply indicate this when prompted on the online application.

M.A. in Latin American Studies applicants who plan to enroll in Portuguese, Quechua, Nahuatl, or Haitian Creole language and area or international studies courses may be eligible for Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, sponsored by the US Department of Education. Recipients of FLAS fellowships must be American citizens or permanent residents. Applicants to the M.A. program who can demonstrate financial need have priority in the FLAS fellowship competition; in recent years CLAS has also awarded FLAS fellowships to students enrolled in the Professional Schools. For detailed program information and eligibility, see the FLAS Fellowship section in the Center for Latin American Studies website.

Please visit the Funding for Graduate Students section for further information. You may also contact us at latinamerica [at] (latinamerica[at]stanford[dot]edu) with further questions.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program awards full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford to students from all disciplines, with additional opportunities for leadership training and collaboration across fields.

Apply to Knight Hennessy by October 9, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and to the Latin American Studies MA Program by December 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Applicants from graduate programs that are designed to be completed in less than two years may have lower priority. Please consult with the KHS program about eligibility.