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Family Background Eligibility Questions

I am not low-income, but I will be the first in my family to attend college. May I still apply? 

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All eligible applicants to SMYSP must be low-income. Many, though not all, of our students will be the first in their families to attend college.

I am low-income, but am not the first in my family to attend college. May I still apply? 

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All eligible applicants to SMYSP must be low-income. Many, though not all, will be first-generation college-bound students. SMYSP looks for students who have little to no previous family history of attending college.

I am not an underrepresented minority student. May I still apply? 

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All eligible applicants to SMYSP must be low-income. SMYSP will accept applications from any low-income student who otherwise meets our basic eligibility requirements.

I am an extremely motivated and accomplished student, but don't meet your basic eligibility requirements. Will you make an exception? 

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SMYSP appreciates students who are excelling academically. However, if you don't meet our basic eligibility requirements, you aren't eligible to apply to SMYSP. Exceptions to our basic eligibility requirements won't be granted. There are many other programs at Stanford that will motivate and challenge you. Please visit Summer Institutes and the Office of Science Outreach for other excellent academic enrichment programs that Stanford offers.