Financial Aid

The Center for Latin American Studies provides several graduate fellowships as well as limited course assistantships with the Tinker Visiting Professors each quarter.

Students in graduate programs who plan to enroll in Portuguese,  Quechua, or Nahuatl language and Latin American Studies courses may be eligible for Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. Recipients of FLAS fellowships must be US citizens or Permanent Residents. Applicants to the M.A. program have priority in the annual FLAS competition; in recent years CLAS has also awarded FLAS fellowships to graduate students enrolled in the  professional schools of Education, Engineering, and Law.

Please visit the Funding for Graduate Students section for further information. You may also contact CLAS Associate Director, Elizabeth Sáenz-Ackermann, 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.

Applicants for Academic Year 2021-22: Apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by October 9, 2020, and to the Latin American Studies MA Program by December 2, 2020 at 11:59pm PST. Late applications for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will not be considered.