National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM): Graduate Fellowship Programs
The GEM Fellowships support doctoral study in science and engineering for underrepresented minorities from one of the following groups: African Americans, Mexican Americans, Hispanic Americans, Puerto Ricans and Native Americans. During the first academic year of doctoral study, the GEM Consortium pays the stipend and a cost-of-instruction grant to the institution where the fellow is enrolled. Thereafter, the total fellowship cost is borne by the enrolling university. Fellows are provided a practical summer work experience through an employer sponsor for at least one summer.