Graduate School Pathways Programs

Application fee waivers may be available to participants of the following programs.

Not all degree programs qualify applicants for a fee waiver. If you think you are eligible for a waiver, please submit your application and the fee waiver request at the same time, right in the application form. Waiver requests are reviewed and notifications are sent within one to three business days. Whenever possible, please submit your application with the fee waiver request at least three days before your application deadline. If your request is approved, you will receive an email confirming that your Cornell graduate application has been received. If your request is denied, you will receive an email notification asking you to revisit your application and pay the fee. 

    • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS)
    • Annual Ivy Plus University of Puerto Rico Event
    • American Economic Association Summer Training Program (AEASP)
    • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
    • American Physical Society CUWiP
    • AmeriCorps
    • Association Computing Machinery Women Council (ACM-W)
    • Astrophysics and Planetary Science REU Program at Cornell
    • Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC)
    • Black in AI
    • Bridge MA in Classics (Cornell)
    • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
    • Cientifico Latino Graduate School Mentorship Program
    • Center for Bright Beams Summer Program (CBB)
    • CLASSE Summer REU Program at Cornell
    • CLASSE Summer Research for Community College Students (SRCCS)
    • CNF/ NNIN REU Program at Cornell
    • Consider Cornell: Experience
    • Consider Cornell: Explore
    • Cornell AgriTech Summer Research Scholars Program
    • Cornell Department of Astronomy REU in Astrophysics and Planetary Science
    • Cornell Geopaths Geoscience Learning Ecosystem Summer Internship Program (CorGGLE) 
    • Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source Summer REU Program (CHESS)
    • Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School
    • Cornell Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact
    • Cornell Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer REU Program  (LSAMP)
    • The CUNY Pipeline Program
    • ENGINE (engineering name exchange)
    • Ezra’s Bridge
    • Florida A&M Graduate Feeder Conference
    • Food Science Summer Scholars Program at Cornell
    • Fulbright
    • Grace Hopper Celebration and ACM-W Chapters
    • IIE’s Gillman International Scholarship
    • Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
    • iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)
    • LXAI (Latinx in AI members only)
    • The Leadership Alliance
    • Mathematics Summer REU Program at Cornell
    • MBG Summer REU Program at Cornell
    • McNair Scholars
    • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
    • Microbial Friends and Foes REU
    • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
    • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
    • National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
    • NextGenPop – summer program in population research
    • National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)
    • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    • National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
    • National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
    • New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Summer Research Scholars Program
    • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)
    • Peace Corps
    • 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)
    • PREP
    • Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy
    • Rutgers Susan N. Wilson NEW Leadership Program
    • Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program
    • 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 Program for the Advancement of Women in Philosophy (SPWP)
    • Summer Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering (SUnRiSE)
    • Tapia Conference
    • Teach for America
    • The Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Program (RBSI)
    • The Sadie Collective
    • Thomas Wyatt Turner Fellowship Program
    • Williams Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program (SHSS)
    • Women and Mathematics Program (WAM)
    • Women+ of Color Project (W+OCP)