Support Us

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) relies on the generosity of individuals, companies, and organizations to support our initiatives and achieve our goal: Supporting low-income and underrepresented students reach their own educational goals and ultimately increase the presence of underrepresented minorities in the science, medical, and health professions.
Graduates from Stanford Medical Youth Science Program pose with their certificates at the end of the program.

Program Results

The SMYSP Summer Residential Program has been rigorously evaluated since its creation in 1988, showing outstanding results:
100% have come from low-income families
Program Success
100% have successfully completed the program
Graduation Rate
100% have graduated from high school
Higher Education
99% have been admitted to college

Support Us Online Today

Donations made online are tax deductible as gifts to a 501(c)3 organization in accordance with IRS regulations.

What Your Support Means to Us

SMYSP believes that helping low-income and ethnically diverse students reach their own educational goals is ultimately the most effective way to help improve the health-care services available to underserved and low-income communities.
At a picnic table, participants listen to a mentor speak.


Since 1988, the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program has worked to increase knowledge about the sciences and health professions, and offer guidance about the college admissions process to low-income and/or underrepresented minority students.
Two participants in medical coats pose with a third person in the dormitory.


SMYSP supports Stanford’s outreach efforts toward academically talented low-income and underrepresented minority high school students, raising awareness of Stanford in diverse communities. SMYSP thereby helps change the course of science and medical education by affirming the value of diversity and academic opportunities for all students as core Stanford values.

Donate Today

Donate online or, alternatively, you may contact or send a gift to our Director at the following address:

Alivia Shorter
Director of Diversity and Outreach
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
Academy Hall, 2nd Floor, 8851
415 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: (650) 723-5931
Fax: (650) 721-9383

Are you an SMYSP Alum?

Your SMYSP experience can reach far beyond the end of your summer on campus. Program alumni, please fill out this form to update your contact information with us. We will reach out regarding educational, professional, and volunteer opportunities as they arise.