Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) Fellowship Sponsor: Natl. Consortium for Grad. Degrees for Minorities in Eng. & Science, Inc.
SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides opportunities for under-represented minority students to obtain M.S. degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.
Established Date: 06/08/1992
Follow-Up Date: 09/01/2011
Review Date: 08/02/2010
Contact: Gerald Littleton
P.O. Box 537
Notre Dame, IN 46556
For early consideration, applicants may complete their applications
and provide their resumes and unofficial transcripts by October 1.
Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
Appl Type(s):Minority Individual
OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides three Fellowship Programs:
MS Engineering Fellowship Program: The objective of this program is
to promote the benefits of a masters degree within industry. 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 University
where the Fellow is admitted. 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 University where
the Fellow is admitted. 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. Fellowships offered through this program are
portable and may be used at any participating University where the
Fellow is admitted.
Candidates are selected from the following under-represented
minority groups: American Indian/Native, African American/Black, or
Hispanic American/Latino. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen at the
time of application. MS Engineering Program Applicants must be a
junior, senior, or graduate of an accredited engineering or computer
science program at the time of application, and must have a minimum
cumulative grade point average of 2.8/4.0. Ph.D. Program Applicants
must be a senior, masters student, or graduate of an accredited
engineering or applied science program at the time of application; and
must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0. MS Fellows are
required to intern for a GEM Employer Member the summer immediately
following selection up until the M.S. requirements are completed.
Ph.D. fellows are required to intern once for a GEM Employer Member
the summer immediately following selection. Fellowships offered
through this program are portable and may be used at any participating
GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted. A listing of
GEM member universities is available from the sponsor’s web site.
MS Engineering Fellows receive: a $10,000 stipend over 3 semesters
/ four quarters; a minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM
Employer Member; and full tuition and fees at a GEM Member
University. For Ph.D. Engineering Fellows, the sponsor pays
the stipend and a cost of instruction grant to the institution where
the fellow is enrolled during the first academic year of doctoral
study. Thereafter, the total fellowship cost is borne by the
participating University. Fellows are provided a practical summer work
experience through the Employer Member for at least one summer.
Ph.D. Science Fellows receive: a $14,000 stipend in the first year of
the PhD program; Member University support for the second through
fifth years, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the
department; a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM
Employer Member; and full tuition and fees at a GEM Member University.