Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
Stanford Engineering is committed to creating a culture where all students are supported, respected, included, and empowered to do their best work. Gifts to the Equity and Inclusion Fund help us attract and educate the next generation of engineering leaders in a community where all are equipped with the resources they need to thrive.
Stanford Summer Engineering Academy (SSEA)
Attending college is a life-changing experience. SSEA is a four-week residential summer program that helps level the playing field for incoming Stanford undergrads who are underrepresented in engineering fields.
“I was intimidated by Stanford and its academic culture at first. By going through SSEA, I found that there are pathways that make engineering very accessible. SSEA has made me feel like I will have a great support system through whatever engineering pathway I take.”
-Sydney Johnson, Class of 2020
Coterm Fellowship Program
Some 40% of our undergraduates currently pursue a coterm degree, staying an extra year to receive their bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. We believe these students are better prepared to land their first job and, ultimately, are better equipped to tackle urgent global challenges. Our goal? Support some of our most promising students when need-based financial aid ends with an undergraduate degree.
Contact a Stanford Engineering gift officer to learn how your gift can have meaningful impact.