Graduate Education for Minorities Fellowship

GEM’s 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 sessions on the importance of graduate school and tools for access and successful matriculation.

GEM also produces publications for graduate and undergraduate students, unviersity and industry administrators to assist in the education process of how to obtain a graduate STEM education.

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 Fellowship Program

The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degre 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.

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive :

  • $10,000 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 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 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.

Ph.D. Engineering / Science Fellows receive :

  • $14,000 stipend in year 1 of the PhD program
  • GEM Member University support years 2-5, 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

Application deadline Graduate Education for Minorities Fellowship, USA :  15th November

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