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Diversity Program Participation Waivers

Stanford summer research program participants

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Fee Waiver Application for 2021-2022 will open October 2020.

  • Applicants who are participants in good standing in one of the programs listed below are eligible for a waiver of the application fee.
  • Applicants who were participants in good standing at the time of their graduation are also eligible.
  • The applicant must complete the Stanford  Diversity Program Participation Waiver Verification Form and have it signed by the appropriate program director verifying their status, and upload the form (PDF) with their fee waiver application.  No other documentation will be accepted. You will select your program name from the drop down list. 
  • Request should be received at least THREE weeks (15 business days) prior to the program application deadline.
  • If the application fee waiver is approved then the applicant will be sent a code to enter in the payment section of the online application.
  • No refund will be given if you apply for a fee waiver and pay the application fee instead of using your application fee waiver code. 
  • If we deny your request for a waiver, we will instruct you to pay the fee.
  • Graduate Admissions will contact you via email regarding the status of your waiver request.

Program Participation Fee Waiver List

  • AmeriCorps
  • Amgen Scholars Program
  • California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE)
  • California State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship Program
  • City Year
  • Excel! Scholars program
  • Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
  • GEM Fellowship Program [See Special Instructions Below]
  • Graduate Horizons
  • Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
  • Leadership Alliance, The
  • Louis Stokes/California Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP/CAMP)
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program 
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars Program
  • Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS)
  • MIT Laureates & Leaders
  • Morehouse College Hopps Scholars Program
  • NIH Pipeline Programs
    • NIH IMSD – Initiative to Maximize Student Development
    • NIH RISE – Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
    • NIH BUILD – Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity
    • NIH Bridges to Doctorate
    • NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate
    • NIH PREP - Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program
    • NIH BP ENDURE - Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences 
  • Peace Corps
  • PhD Project
  • Project 1000
  • Questbridge Scholars
  • Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
  • San Francisco State Bridge to the Doctorate
  • Stanford-CUNY Summer Research Institute in the Humanities
  • Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) in the Biosciences
  • Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy @ Brown University
  • Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies (SILCS)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Engineering
  • Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering Program (SURGE)
  • Teach for America
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program
  • UC-HBCU summer program
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC)
  • University of California UC LEADS (Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees)
  • University of  Maryland Baltimore County Meyerhoff Program
  • UNCF STEM Scholars Program

GEM Fellowship

GEM Fellowship applicants and recipients can request a GEM specific Verfication Form (to be uploaded with your Fee Waiver Application) using this link