Future Students

Application fee waiver

Pipeline programs

For participants of the pipeline programs below, the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering will pay the PhD program application fee. Please complete the Application Fee Waiver Request Form to request payment before submitting your application. We cannot pay fees retroactively for applications that have already been paid for and submitted.

If you are a participant of a program not listed whose mission explicitly aligns with our diversity mission, you may request a waiver by including program details in the appropriate section of the Application Fee Waiver Request Form.

Note that UW’s grad school waives fees based on financial need and for McNair Scholars and PPIA fellows; see this page for details.

Eligible pipeline programs

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • American Political Science Association Minority Student Recruitment Program (APSA-MSRP)
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
  • Annual Ivy Plus University of Puerto Rico Event
  • Association Computing Machinery Women Council (ACM-W)
  • Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar
  • Black Doctoral Network (BDN)
  • Black in AI
  • Blacks in Cybersecurity (BIC)
  • BUILD — Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity
  • Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)
  • Cal-Bridge Program
  • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
  • Careers Opportunity Research/NIMH (COR/NIMH)
  • Carleton College Summer Mathematics Program for Women Undergraduates
  • CCMR NSF Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) and CCMR Summer REU Program at Cornell
  • Center for Bright Beams Summer Program (CBB)
  • CLASSE Summer Research for Community College Students (SRCCS)
  • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
  • Columbia University Bridge to the PhD Program
  • Cornell Diversity Preview Weekend (DPW)
  • Cornell Summer Math Institute (CSMI)
  • Cornell Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact
  • Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-doctoral Research School
  • Dr. John H. Hopps Jr. Defense Research Scholars 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
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
  • GEM — The National GEM Consortium Fellowship recipients and applicants
  • Grace Hopper Celebration
  • HSI Pathways to the Professoriate: Cal State Northridge, FIU, UTexas El Paso
  • Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
  • International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP)
  • iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) scholars
  • Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities - LASPAU
  • Laureates & Leaders Program — Graduate school initiative for underrepresented minority students in STEM fields. Funded program sponsored by MIT
  • Laureates & Leaders Program at MIT
  • Leadership Alliance — National consortium of more than 30 research and teaching colleges and universities
  • Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Undergraduates (LSAMP)
  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
  • Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (MTBI)
  • Mathematics Summer REU Program at Cornell
  • MBG Summer REU Program at Cornell
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Program
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  • Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship
  • Mentoring, Educating, Networking, and Thematic Opportunities for Research in Engineering & Sciences (MENTORES)
  • Meyerhoff Scholars Program — Program to advance Ph.D. degrees in math, science, and engineering
  • Microbial Friends and Foes REU
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
  • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
  • National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)
  • National Name Exchange
  • National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)
  • National Society for Blacks in Computing (NSBC)
  • National Society fo Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
  • NIH Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
  • NIH-MBRS
  • NIH-NIGMS
  • Out for Undergrad (O4U)
  • Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)
  • Project 1000
  • RBSI (Ralph Bunche Summer Institute) scholars
  • REU — National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Education for Undergraduates programs
  • Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy
  • Shoals Marine Lab in Maine
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • SoNIC Summer Workshop
  • Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies (SILCS)
  • Summer Mathematics Institute at Cornell
  • Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering (SUnRiSE)
  • Tapia Conference
  • Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)
  • The CUNY Pipeline Program
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS Annual Conference)
  • The Leadership Alliance
  • The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
  • The Ohio State University Physics MS to PhD Bridge Program
  • The PhD Project
  • University of Michigan Building Bridges to the Doctorate Program
  • University of Washington Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Williams Math Summer Research Program
  • Williams Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program (SHSS)
  • Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)
  • Women and Mathematics Program (WAM)
  • Women in Security and Privacy (WISP)
  • Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC)