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National Consortium For Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) is a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation based at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. Originally created as an outgrowth of corporate and university concerns to increase the number of underrepresented ethnic/racial groups who enter and complete the engineering master's degree, GEM now offers doctoral fellowship opportunities in both engineering and the natural sciences.

Chartered in 1976, GEM is sponsored and governed by a board of directors comprised of one GEM representative per university and one per employer member. Current membership consists of 70 engineering/science college or universities, and 81 industrial /government research laboratories.

GEM M.S. Engineering Fellowship Program:
The objective of this Fellowship is to increase annually the pool of M.S. minority engineering graduates. Each Fellow is provided with a practical engineering summer work experience through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year Fellowship of tuition, fees and a $6,000 stipend.

GEM Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Program:
The objective of this Fellowship is to increase the number of minority Ph.D. candidates with special emphasis to identify applicants who express interest in college teaching. This component operates as follows: during the first year of doctoral study, the GEM Center pays the $12,000 stipend and $5,500 toward the cost of instruction. Thereafter, the total fellowship cost will be borne by the enrolling university. Clarkson University responsibilities are to supplement the above amount to bring the candidate up to a competitive level of funding.

GEM Physical/Life Science Ph.D. Program:
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. During the first year of doctoral studies, GEM, Inc., pays the $12,000 stipend and $5,500 toward the cost of instruction. Thereafter, the total Fellowship cost will be borne by the enrolling university. Clarkson University's responsibilities are to supplement the above amount to bring candidates up to a competitive level of funding.

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