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Summer Session Grants

By providing financial relief, Summer Session Grants (SSG) enable students to put more time into their studies and balance their course load through the academic year. Grants are intended for undergraduate students majoring in engineering, or for students who are on track to declare in an engineering major.

The program assists undergraduate students in completing coursework required for an engineering major during the summer session at Stanford or other accredited colleges and universities. Courses include engineering requirements (fundamentals, science, chemistry, CME, math), other degree requirements like WAYS and foreign language, or other courses that would alleviate a high-unit quarter during the academic year.

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​Grant requests cannot exceed the cost of the summer course(s), and a maximum of $5,000 per student will be granted regardless of total tuition cost. Students who receive financial aid may be eligible to request an advance (see flowcharts under “Application Details”).


​Undergraduate students must be declared in an engineering major or have taken significant coursework that will be applied toward an engineering major. Priority will be given to students who have not received SSG funding in the past.

Students must plan to complete courses during the summer session and use them toward graduation requirements. Please note that the grants are intended primarily for students who may be minoritized in engineering fields (womxn, non-binary students, first generation and/or low income, first in their family to study engineering, or coming from under-resourced schools or environments with limited exposure to engineering curriculum). 

Application Details 

There are two paths for SSG funding: taking courses at Stanford (on-campus), and taking courses off-campus. Please see the following flowcharts for application, reimbursement, and deadline information.


Your application will not be considered complete until you have uploaded in PDF format: a resume, four-year plan, and description of the equivalent course at Stanford (including college, course number, and description).

NOTE: An incomplete application WILL DELAY a timely response to your request.



Online application and supporting material

May 15, 2021

Award details sent to students

Updated to June 5, 2021

Accept/decline deadline

Updated to June 12, 2021

OFF-Campus Students ONLY: Reimbursement material deadline 

Sept. 30, 2021



Pre-approval petition 
Darlene Lazar (she/her)
Student Affairs Administrator
(650) 723-5984
Huang Engineering Center 135

Martha Schmidhauser (she/her)
Accounting Associate
Huang Engineering Center 135

Advising, course scheduling, or four-year plans

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions