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GEM

The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting minority students who want to enter graduate school after obtaining their bachelor's degree. GEM encourages minority men and women to pursue higher degrees in engineering and the natural sciences at participating universities across the country. The consortium provides many opportunities to minorities, including paid summer internships, stipends, and tuition waivers. Candidates for participation are selected from the following underrepresented minority groups: American Indians, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Rican Americans, and other Hispanic Americans. Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduates who have already obtained a B.S. in engineering or the natural sciences.

GEM was founded by Ted Habarth of APL. As a founding member and active participant in GEM, APL continues to encourage its minority staff members to pursue graduate education opportunities through this organization. GEM fellowships account for about 13% of the U.S. output of minority master of science degrees in engineering. The consortium currently includes 78 college and university members and 76 corporations and research laboratories or employee members.

For more information, please contact:

Jill Clevenger
College Relations Office
ATTN: GEM PROGRAM
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Phone: 240-228-8777