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
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).
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.
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.