Stanford University Offers Cash to Prospective Black Graduate Students So They Can Visit Campus

Stanford University has established a new incentive program to attract black graduate students to its campus. Black and other minority students who are considering Stanford graduate programs are eligible for a $500 stipend that can be used for travel and lodging expenses to visit Stanford. University faculty must recommend minority students who they believe are good candidates for admission to graduate programs in their field.

In addition, Stanford will host two diversity weekends in the spring for black and other minority graduate students who have been admitted to graduate programs but have not yet decided to enroll. Once again, faculty members can ask the university to pay the travel expenses of any minority student who wants to attend the diversity weekend.

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