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Summer Session Grants

Summer Session Grants provide funding for undergraduate students majoring in engineering or who have completed significant coursework to demonstrate that they are on track to declare in an engineering major.

Summer Session Grants help students pursue coursework during the summer session at Stanford or other accredited colleges and universities to help them complete their undergraduate engineering degree.


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


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).


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 underrepresented in engineering fields (women, 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).  

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Flow Chart for taking Stanford classes:  ssg_oncampus_2020.pdf

Application Flow Chart for taking classes off campus:  ssg_offcampus_2020.pdf

Application Closed

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, 2020

Award details sent to students

Updated to June 5, 2020

Accept/decline deadline

Updated to June 12, 2020

Reimbursement material deadline (EXCEPTION: Those students taking courses ON CAMPUS)

Sept. 30, 2020


Application and award flowcharts

IMPORTANT: The flowcharts below will walk you through the application and award (reimbursement) process; deadlines included.


Pre-approval petition: Darlene Lazar, Student Affairs Administrator, at (650) 723-5984,, or in Huang Engineering Center 135

Logistics: Martha Schmidhauser, Accounting Associate, or in Huang Engineering Center 135

Advising, course scheduling, or four-year plans: Contact