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An application is not complete until all materials have been received, including at least two letters of recommendation.

The MFP Application consists of three parts: (1) a general information form completed and submitted online; (2) statement of purpose, transcript, resume and names of recommenders; (3) two letters of recommendation. Please see below regarding how these should be submitted.

Part 1: General Application Form - Open Application Form
This form must be completed online. Once submitted, your name is automatically added to the applicant list. Please complete this form before submitting the remainder of your application.

Part 2: Application Materials - Deliver hard copy to STVP Offices (address below)
Please include your name on every page of your application and do not use any staples in your application.

  1. Please submit a one-page resume.
  2. Please submit a personal statement discussing your strengths, qualifications, activities, honors, and reasons for your interest in the Mayfield Fellows Program. Describe relevant work experience. Explain why entrepreneurship is appealing to you and how you have demonstrated leadership and creativity in your life. Limit your response to 800 words or approximately two (2) pages.
  3. Please submit an unofficial transcript of all coursework completed at Stanford University, and, if necessary, at previous colleges or universities.
  4. Please submit list of recommenders: name, affiliation, e-mail address

Part 3: Letters of Recommendation - Deliver hard copy to STVP Offices (address below)
At least two letters of recommendation are required. Recommendations can be from professors, employers, or anyone else that you feel can attest to your skills and interests. Recommendations need not be MFP-specific. Please include on the letter "MFP 2013: Lastname, Firstname" (of the candidate).

Please note that admission to the Mayfield Fellows Program does not guarantee admission to graduate study at Stanford for prospective coterminal students. The MFP application is separate from any graduate application procedure.

A group of students will be selected from the initial applicant pool for personal interviews in mid-February. Final acceptance decisions will be made by early March.

If you have additional questions about the application procedure, please check out the list of FAQs, or contact Nikkie Salgado.

Submit application materials to:

Nikkie Salgado
Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Huang Engineering Center
475 Via Ortega
Suite 003
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4026

Phone: (650) 723-2164
Fax: (650) 723-1614

All application materials are due at or before the deadline. An application is not complete until all materials have been received, including at least two letters of recommendation. If you have any questions, please contact Nikkie Salgado.