Fellowship Application Requirements

"I strongly encourage all minorities in engineering and science to apply for the GEM program because it serves as a bridge that brings you one step closer to your dreams."

- Tommie McFerren, GEM Alumnus

 

Is the GEM Fellowship right for me?
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.

 

Below are the requirements of  the GEM Fellowship program: 

Eligibility

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.

 

Additional Information by Program

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.
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