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Cantor Scholars

*** This program is on pause for the 2022-2023 academic year. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Cantor Scholar. Applications are open for Student Guides and Student Internships. ***

Cantor Scholars

Cantor Scholars pursue research or creative projects inspired by art at the Cantor. Cantor Scholars receive mentorship from experts and professionals at the museum to develop their own original contribution to the arts at Stanford.

Any Stanford undergraduate student can become a Cantor Scholar, regardless of major or minor. Students from outside the arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

As a Cantor Scholar, you have the opportunity to spend two quarters developing your project. To support your work, the Cantor provides:

  • A $1,250 stipend per quarter ($2,500 total)
  • $1,500 budget for related travel over the course of your project (travel subject to Stanford University regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Access to resources in the museum
  • Mentorship from a member of the Cantor's staff

To qualify, you must be a current Stanford undergraduate student in any major and commit 8-10 hours per week to work on your project.

Projects take place over fall and winter quarters OR over winter and spring quarters; you can list your preference on the application.

When the program is available, the Cantor supports up to four (4) Cantor Scholars each academic year.

Check back for updates regarding this program during the 2023-2024 academic year.


We gratefully acknowledge support from The Ducommun Family Fund for the Cantor Arts Center.


To learn more about exciting and rewarding opportunities for students at the Cantor, please contact us.


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