Graduate School Pathways Programs

Fee waivers are available to participants of the following programs.

You can request your fee waiver through the payment page of the online application form. You will be asked to identify which pathways program(s) you participated in.

    • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
    • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
    • Annual Ivy Plus University of Puerto Rico Event
    • American Economic Association Committee on the Status of Minorities in the Economics Profession Mentoring Program (CSMGEP: Mentoring Program)
    • American Economic Association Summer Training Program (AEASP)
    • American Geophysical Union Bridge Program (AGU Bridge)
    • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    • American Political Science Association Minority Student Recruitment Program (APSA-MSRP)
    • AmeriCorps
    • Association Computing Machinery Women Council (ACM-W)
    • Astrophysics and Planetary Science REU Program at Cornell
    • Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC)
    • Big 10 Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program
    • Big 10 Grad Expo at Purdue University
    • Black in AI
    • Black Doctoral Network (BDN)
    • Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)
    • Cal-Bridge Program
    • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
    • Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women Undergraduates
    • Cientifico Latino Graduate School Mentorship Program
    • Center for Bright Beams Summer Program (CBB)
    • CCMR NSF PREM
    • CCMR Summer REU Program at Cornell
    • CLASSE Summer REU Program at Cornell
    • CLASSE Summer Research for Community College Students (SRCCS)
    • CNF/ NNIN REU Program at Cornell
    • Columbia University Bridge to the PhD Program
    • COMPASS
    • Cornell AgriTech Summer Research Scholars Program
    • Cornell Department of Astronomy REU in Astrophysics and Planetary Science
    • Cornell Diversity Preview Weekend (DPW)
    • Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source Summer REU Program (CHESS)
    • Cornell Life Sciences Diversity Recruitment Weekend (LSDRW)
    • Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School
    • Cornell Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) Graduate School Diversity & Inclusion Weekend
    • Cornell Summer Math Institute (CSMI)
    • Cornell Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact
    • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
    • Cornell STEM Preview Day
    • CU Integrated Graduate Education, Research and Training (IGERT) Visitation
    • The CUNY Pipeline Program
    • Ecological Society of America Diversity Forum
    • EDGE Program: Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education
    • ENGINE (engineering name exchange)
    • Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
    • FLIP (Diversifying Future Leadership in the Professoriate) Alliance
    • Florida A&M Graduate Feeder Conference
    • Food Science Summer Scholars Program at Cornell
    • Fulbright
    • Gates Millennium Scholars
    • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
    • Grace Hopper Celebration and ACM-W Chapters
    • HSI Pathways to the Professoriate: Cal State- Northridge, FIU, UTexas- El Paso, NYU, UC-Berkeley, UPenn, Northwestern, UC-Davis
    • Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars Program
    • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS Annual Conference)
    • IIE’s Gillman International Scholarship
    • Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
    • Joint Post-Baccalaureate Program (JPP)
    • KARSH STEM Scholars at Howard University
    • LASPAU
    • Laureates & Leaders Program at MIT
    • LXAI (Latinx in AI members only)
    • The Leadership Alliance
    • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Undergraduates (LSAMP)
    • Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)
    • Mathematics Summer REU Program at Cornell
    • MBG Summer REU Program at Cornell
    • McNair Scholars
    • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
    • Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship
    • Mentoring, Educating, Networking, and Thematic Opportunities for Research in Engineering & Sciences (MENTORES)
    • Microbial Friends and Foes REU
    • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
    • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
    • MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)
    • National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)
    • National Name Exchange
    • National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
    • National Society fo Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
    • NeuroNex Technology Hub REU at Cornell
    • New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Summer Research Scholars Program
    • NIH-MBRS
    • NIH-NIGMS
    • Ohio State University- Research Internship for Young Academics Program (OSU-RIYA)
    • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)
    • Out for Undergrad (O4U)
    • Peace Corps
    • Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)
    • Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer School (PLUSS)
    • Pittsburgh Summer Program (PSP) in Philosophy at University of Pittsburgh
    • Plant Genome Research Experiences for Undergrads at Boyce Thompson Institute & Cornell University (PGRP)
    • Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Material (PARADIM)
    • PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI)
    • PREDOC Consortium
    • PREP
    • Princeton Prospective PhD Preview (P3)
    • Project 1000
    • Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy
    • Rutgers Susan N. Wilson NEW Leadership Program
    • Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program
    • Serendipity Mentorship in Science
    • SHAWCO
    • Shoals (Cornell) Marine Lab Summer Internship in Maine
    • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
    • SoNIC Summer Workshop
    • Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy (SIPP)
    • Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies (SILCS)
    • Summer Mathematics Institute at Cornell
    • Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)
    • Summer Program for Women in Philosophy (SPWP)
    • Summer Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering (SUnRiSE)
    • Tapia Conference
    • Teach for America
    • Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)
    • The Ohio State University Physics MS to PhD Bridge Program
    • The PhD Project
    • The Sadie Collective
    • Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TAMNS)
    • Univ. of Arizona Summer Undergraduate Program for Engaging w/ Research (SUPER)
    • University of Michigan Building Bridges to the Doctorate Program
    • West Virginia University Summer Law Institute
    • Williams Math Summer Research Program
    • Williams Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program (SHSS)
    • Women and Mathematics Program (WAM)
    • Women+ of Color Project (W+OCP)

If you are an administrator or a participant of a program not listed above, you may request that we consider adding the program to our list of programs eligible for an application fee waiver for its participants by writing to grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu, provided the program’s mission explicitly aligns with the Graduate School’s intentionally inclusive diversity mission and demonstrates a clear intent for students to enter a doctoral or research-based graduate program.