GEM National Consortium
Goes By: GEM
Offers opportunities for underrepresented minority students to obtain MS 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.
GEM offers MS and Ph.D. level students an outstanding opportunity and access to dozens of the top Engineering and Science firms and Universities in the nation. The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers. GEM also offers exposure opportunities to a number of opportunities in academe.
Under-representation: Candidates are targeted for participation who are members of the following under-represented groups in science and engineering as defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:
GRE: Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the GRE to qualify for multiple GEM Member University programs. Applicants will be asked to provide test dates and/or GRE scores when available.
University Graduate Program: Applicants must directly apply to a minimum of three (3) GEM Member Universities STEM graduate departments. The deadline to apply to three GEM Member Universities is January 15th OR the relevant STEM graduate department deadline, whichever is earlier. Applicants must be admitted into a GEM Member University graduate program with confirmed department funding support before the GEM Fellowship is awarded.
Tuition, fees, and $16,000 stipend for Full Fellows. Includes summer internship with industry sponsor. Application fees for member universities can be waived, and reimbursement for GRE test is possible.
|Year(s) of Application
||Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters
Minimum Grade Point Average
|US Citizen, Permanent Resident
|Campus Nomination Required
|Year of Study Funded
||STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
|Areas of Interest:
||Underrepresented populations, Research
Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.
GEM Electronic Deadline
Friday, November 13, 2020
STEM Graduate Awards 101 Information Session
Monday, March 29, 2021
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Last updated: June 18, 2020
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