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National GEM Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science - Fellowships

Deadline: November 15th (Early Consideration : October 1st)

The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation's human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. GEM provides three Fellowship Programs.

MS Engineering Fellowship Program
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. Fellows receive:

  • $16,000 stipend over three semesters/four quarters
  • A minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • Waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Program
The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed or are currently enrolled in a master's in engineering program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. During the first academic year of doctoral study, the GEM Consortium pays a one year stipend and a cost of instruction grant to the institution where the fellow is enrolled. Thereafter, the total fellowship cost is borne by the GEM University. Fellows are provided a practical summer work experience through the Employer Member for at least one summer. Fellows receive:

  • Minimum $16,000 academic year stipend for one year
  • GEM University support (stipend and assistanships) for up to the fifth year of the PhD program equivalent to funding receive of other department supported doctoral students
  • Full tuition and fees at GEM Member University

Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program
The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines -- chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. Fellows receive:

  • Minimum $16,000 academic year stipend for one year
  • GEM Member University support for up to the fifth year of the PhD program, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • A minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • Waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Contact: 

The National GEM Consortium
1430 Duke Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703-562-3646
Fax: 202-207-3518
E-mail: info@gemfellowship.org

URL: http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship