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Apply to LSP and/or SSEA!

Application deadline: May 29th, 2024. 

Use the link to apply to the Leland Scholars Program and/or the Stanford Summer Engineering Academy!


The Leland Scholars Program (LSP) facilitates the transition to college for incoming Stanford frosh who may be the first in their families to attend college, attended under-resourced high schools, or are from low-income backgrounds.  The program starts with a summer bridge experience in August, and continues with a first-year seminar, advising, and ongoing events throughout your time at Stanford.  Follow us on Instagram @lelandscholars!


Stanford Indigenous Land Acknowledgment

Stanford sits on the ancestral land of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people. Consistent with our values of community and inclusion, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor, and make visible the University’s relationship to Native peoples.

Before your first quarter at Stanford, meet friends, learn about your new home, and get a head start on the next four years of your life!

LSP Summer

During Fall Quarter of your first year, take a small group-oriented course designed to build community and student empowerment.

The First Year Experience

What you need to know

What is LSP?

What can I expect?

Do I get course credit?

The LSP Story

LSP Residential scholars during a Graduate Fellow Seminar.

Airin Brittany Valdez-Monroy

LSP Cohort X

"LSP was a huge factor and point of support during this transition. Being exposed to college-level classwork and rigor was especially helpful coming from an under-resourced community and school that didn’t prepare me. I was able to cultivate a sense of community and belonging in this new place I now call home."

Airin Brittany Valdez-Monroy

LSP in the News

Recent gifts to the Leland Scholars Program will undergird the program's expansion for the next several years.


Read the full story at Stanford News

Get in Touch!

Leland Scholars Program
Sweet Hall
590 Escondido Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Bethlehem "Betty" Aynalem


Cecilia Martinez

Assistant Director

Kylee Beck

Program Manager

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