GEM Fellowship Programs



Purpose
The GEM fellowship programs are designed to provide opportunities for under-represented ethnic minority students to obtain M.S. degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the natural sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance.


Eligibility

Candidates for participation in these programs are selected from the following under-represented ethnic minority groups: African American, Mexican American, Native American Indian, Puerto Rican American and other Hispanic Americans. Applicant must be an U.S. citizen at the time of application. Additionally, the following requirements must be satisfied:

7 Applicants to the M.S. engineering program must pursue the same academic major as their B.S. degree, and at the time of application be a junior, senior, or graduate of an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Computer science and computer engineering majors are also eligible; however, engineering technology majors are not eligible. A cumulative grade point average of 2.80/4.00 is required.

7 Applicants to the Ph.D. program must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.00. All Ph.D. science applicants should be of junior or senior classification, or be a recipient of a baccalaureate degree in unaccredited engineering or science discipline. Ph.D. engineering applicants should have attained or be in the process of attaining a
masterUs degree in engineering.

7 Applicants must possess an academic record that indicates the ability to successfully pursue graduate studies in engineering or in the natural science (Ph.D. only).

Financial Support
The M.S. engineering fellowship pays tuition, fees, and a stipend. The summer internship brings the total value of the award to between $20,000 and $60,000 depending on academic status at time of application (i.e., junior, senior, graduate), summer employer, and graduate school costs. The Ph.D. fellowships also pay tuition, fees, and a stipend. The summer internship brings the total value of the award to between $60,000 and $100,000 depending on academic status at time of application (i.e., junior, senior, graduate), summer employer, and graduate school costs.

7 Ph.D. engineering support will commence upon completion of the M.S. degree and enrollment in a Ph.D. program.

7 Ph.D. science support will commence upon enrollment in a Ph.D. program.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted September 1 - December 1, annually. For
information on how to apply, visit the GEM website at
http://www.nd.edu/~gem/ or call the GEM Central Office at (219) 631-7771.