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Ph.D. Science Fellowship

Sponsor National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc.
About 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.
Duration
Deadline November 15, 2013
Objectives 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. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.
Eligibility 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; and Hispanic American/Latino. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident at time of application. 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. Applicants must agree to apply to a minimum of three GEM Member Universities to apply to graduate school. Applicants must be admitted into a GEM Member University graduate program before the GEM Fellowship is awarded. Ph.D. Program Applicants: must be a senior, masters student, or graduate of an accredited engineering or applied science program at the time of application; must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0; and must contractually agree to intern with a GEM Employer member the Summer immediately after sponsorship.
Funding Ph.D. 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; and 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.