Gem Fellowship Program

Deadline: 
November
Disciplines: 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
General Eligibility: 
Senior
Graduate Student
Alumni

 

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.

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 programming on the importance of graduate school and tools for access and successful matriculation.  Additionally, GEM produces publications for graduate and undergraduate students, university 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.

Specific Eligibility Criteria

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:

  • American Indian/Native
  • African American/Black
  • Hispanic American/Latino

Citizenship: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.

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 before the GEM Fellowship is awarded.

MS Engineering Program Applicants:

  1. must be a senior, or graduate of an accredited engineering or computer science program at the time of application.
  2. must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8/4.0.
  3. must contractually agree to intern for two summers with sponsoring GEM Employer.

Ph.D. Program Applicants:

  1. must be a senior, masters student, or graduate of an accredited engineering or applied science program at the time of application.
  2. must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0.
  3. must contractually agree to intern with a GEM Employer member the Summer immediately after sponsorship.

 

 

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. The following financial package is for GEM Fellowships beginning Fall 2013 or later (i.e., not retroactive for GEM Fellows who began their GEM Fellowship before Fall 2013):GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive*:     
  • $4,000 living stipend per full-time semester up to 4 semesters ($8K per academic year - 3 quarters)
  • up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member

*The GEM Member University will provide a financial contract at the time the GEM Fellowship is confirmed per this recommended distribution of the GEM Employer contribution.

Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship
The objective of this program is to offer doctoral fellowships to underrepresented minority students who have either completed, are currently enrolled in a master's in engineering program, or received admittance into a PhD program directly from a bachelor's degree program. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.During the first academic year of being awarded the GEM Fellowship, the GEM Consortium remits a stipend and a cost of instruction grant to the institution where the fellow is enrolled. Thereafter, up to the fifth year of the doctoral program, 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
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 senior 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.During the first academic year of being awarded the GEM Fellowship, the GEM Consortium remits a stipend and a cost of instruction grant to the institution where the fellow is enrolled. Thereafter, up to the fifth year of the doctoral program, 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. Engineering/Science Fellows receive*:

  • $16,000 stipend in the first academic year of the GEM Fellowship
  • GEM Member University provides a living stipend up to the 5th year of PhD program, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • full tuition and fees at a GEM University Member

*The GEM Member University will provide a financial contract at the time the GEM Fellowship is confirmed per this recommended distribution of the GEM Employer contribution.