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GEM Fellowship


The National GEM Consortium provides graduate fellowships to support master's and doctoral students from underrepresented groups in engineering and science fields. Fellows receive professional development training and opportunities, including practical engineering summer work experience through an employer sponsor. Fellowships may be used at any participating GEM Member University (including Drexel) where the GEM Fellow is admitted. 



Three fellowships are available:

  • MS Engineering Fellowship for students planning to pursue careers within industry
  • PhD Engineering Fellowship for students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering
  • PhD Science Fellowship for students pursuing doctoral degrees in the sciences including, but not limited to, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science.

GEM also offers fellowships without paid summer internships through the GEM University and Associate Fellowship programs.



Master's Fellowships for Engineering

Fellowships to support master's students from underrepresented groups in engineering who plan to pursue careers within industry in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high level technical careers.  Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor. Fellowships are for two years.

Fellows receive:


  • $8K per academic year pro-rated over semesters or quarters.
  • Up to two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member.
  • Full tuition and fees provided by a GEM University Member.

Eligibility:


  • Senior or graduate of an accredited engineering or computer science program at time of application.
  • Member of an under-represented group in science and engineering as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: American Indian/Native, African American/Black, or Hispanic American/Latino.
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.
  • Directly apply to a minimum of three (3) GEM Member Universities STEM graduate departments.
  • Be admitted into a GEM Member University graduate program before the GEM Fellowship is awarded.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8/4.0.
  • Contractually agree to intern for two summers with sponsoring GEM Employer.

PreDoctoral Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Fellowships to support and increase the number of underrepresented minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in engineering or the natural science disciplines — chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Fellowships are for up to five years.



Two types of fellowships are available: the PhD Engineering Fellowship for students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering, and the PhD Science Fellowship for students pursuing doctoral degrees in the sciences.



Fellows receive: 


  • A $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 doctoral students in the department (funded by the student's university).
  • A minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member.
  • Full tuition and fees up to the fifth year of the Ph.D. program.

Eligibility:


  • Senior, masters student, or graduate of an accredited engineering or applied science program at time of application.
  • Member of an under-represented group in science and engineering, as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: American Indian/Native, African American/Black, or Hispanic American/Latino.
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application.
  • Directly apply to a minimum of three (3) GEM Member Universities STEM graduate departments.
  • Admitted into a GEM Member University graduate program before the GEM Fellowship is awarded.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0.
  • Contractually agree to intern with a GEM Employer member the Summer immediately after sponsorship.

Additional Information

For official information on GEM Graduate Fellowships (which supersedes any information on this page) and access to the online application, please visit the GEM Consortium website.


Last updated: May 2017



Fields of Study:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Location:

  • United States

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Study

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen

Program Length:

  • One to Five Years

Deadline:

  • November 15 

Special Considerations:

  • Underrepresented racial or ethnic group

Degree Level:

  • Post UG
  • Graduate

GPA Cut Off:

  • 2.8

Amount:

  • Tuition and Fees, Stipend, and Internships