The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM also offers informational publications for graduate and undergraduate students. GEM is devoted to increasing access and success in engineering and science graduate education and practice. GEM’s program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.
GEM provides three Fellowship Programs:
- MS Engineering – The Master’s Program represents the genesis of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM). Operational since 1976, its objective is to increase the pool of MS minority engineering graduates. Applications are accepted from current undergraduates as early as their junior year in college. Fellows are provided a practical engineering summer work experience 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.
- Ph.D. Engineering – 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 the 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.
- Ph.D. Science – 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.
Program website: http://www.gemfellowship.org/students/gem-fellowship-program/
Application deadline: November 13, 2018