Frequently Asked Questions

About the Program

The selection process will strongly favor local students due to various grant requirements. Non-local students can still apply, but we are focusing our efforts on students from the Bay Area. Please click on the "mission" link on the left hand panel for more information.  Any students from out of the Bay Area must provide on their application the name/address of a family member who they will be staying with (students may not stay at hotels or AirBnbs). There are many other summer programs at Stanford that accept applicants from anywhere in the U.S. and you may find more information about other summer programs at and