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Fee Waiver Application for 2021-2022 now CLOSED.

Fee Waiver Application for 2022-2023 will open October 2021.

  • 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 State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship Program
  • California-Arizona Minority Partnership for Astronomy Research and Education (CAMPARE)
  • Caltech FUTURE of Physics
  • City Year
  • COMPASS at Michigan
  • 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)
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program 
  • Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS) 
  • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholars Program
  • Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS)
  • MIT Laureates & Leaders
  • Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (MURAP) @ Furman University 
  • 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
  • Penn State Millennium Scholar
  • PhD Project
  • Princeton's Prospective PhD Preview program 
  • Project 1000
  • Questbridge Scholars
  • Ralph Bunche Summer Institute
  • San Francisco State Bridge to the Doctorate
  • Stanford Physics Summer Research Program
  • Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) in the Biosciences
  • Stanford-CUNY Summer Research Institute in the Humanities
  • Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy @ Brown University
  • Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies (SILCS)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Engineering
  • SURF with Caltech
  • Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering Program (SURGE)
  • Teach for America
  • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program
  • UC-HBCU summer program
  • UNCF STEM Scholars Program
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC)
  • University of  Maryland Baltimore County Meyerhoff Program
  • University of California UC LEADS (Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees)
  • EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 
  • Women of Color Project, The

GEM Fellowship

GEM Fellowship applicants and recipients can request a GEM specific Verification Form (to be uploaded with your Fee Waiver Application).